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Housing In-kind Is Not Enough

This article draws on findings from a project at the Centre for Women’s Development Studies (an ICSSR institute) conducted between July 2019 and February 2020 titled “Women Negotiating for Family Housing and Work: A Study on Quasi-Live-in Domestic Workers.” The author gratefully acknowledges valu

Another Committee for Minimum Wages

Minimum wages in India fail to recognise social realities of labour outside formal labour relations.

 

COVID-19 and Women Informal Sector Workers in India

The precarious nature of employment of women informal workers is examined using data from the Periodic Labour Force Survey (2018–19). To capture the gendered experiences of informal workers during the lockdown period, data from a series of rapid assessment studies is used. It was found that the unequal gendered division of domestic chores existed even before the onset of the pandemic, but the COVID-19- induced lockdowns have further worsened the situation. In terms of paid employment, women tend to work in risky, hazardous and stigmatised jobs as front-line health workers, waste-pickers, domestic workers, but do not receive the minimum wages as specified by the government.

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