The nature and types of household employment vary around the world as job titles for this kind of work largely depend on the changing needs of families. The confinement of this work in domestic premises renders it susceptible to blurry labor policies, domestic abuses, and work exploitation. However, this kind of work has also generated income for families whose relatives work overseas and whose life situation is one of absolute poverty. A look into household employment and how it has influenced today’s labor landscape would be pivotal in understanding the many faces of work in the 21st century.

In recent years, household employment has gained attention in development discourses due to its rising demand in the job market. Household employment is not new; it is as ...

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