Migration Trends and Data Issues Among MENA-Based Filipina Domestic Workers

August 3, 2015

Among all types of migrants, domestic workers are the least visible and vulnerable in the labor market. Domestic workers often live within their employer’s household and therefore are heavily subjected to personalized house rules. The complex dynamics of the work environment of domestic workers are significantly different than that of typical employees in commercial businesses, who often work in public spaces and are covered by existing national labor regulations. That said data on both micro and macro characteristics of domestic workers are extremely scarce and challenging to collect, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

 

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