Employer Practices and Perceptions on Paid Domestic Work: Recruitment, Employment Relationships, and Social Protection

Executive Summary

The key question of this study is to ask: What are the beliefs, motivations, and perceptions of employers toward recruitment, employment conditions, and social protection for domestic workers?We draw from personal interviews with 403  households in two large metropolitan Indian cities– Bengaluru and Chennai – with variations across socio-economic status, caste, neighbourhood type and across households with and without women working for wages. This Executive Summary outlines key findings and implications.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24943/EPPPDWRERSP11.2022