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New Rights, Old Social Protections: The New Regulation for Domestic Workers in Argentina

New Rights, Old Social Protections: The New Regulation for Domestic Workers in Argentina

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by IDWFED published May 20, 2015 12:00 AM
Contributors: Lorena Poblete/Mc Gill University
New Rights, Old Social Protections: The New Regulation for Domestic Workers in Argentina

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Research reports, working paper

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Domestic work in Argentina constitutes a significant portion of female work, namely, 17% of all working women and 23% of wage-earners. In most cases, domestic workers are over 40 years old (56.6%) with 33.4% between 25 and 39 years old (Pereyra, 2012: 182).

These workers have received deficient educations: 80% have not completed high school studies (MTEySS, 2006). Most of them are Argentinean, 31% have migrated from the provinces to the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires, but 14% are migrants from other countries.

Though 35% are secondary workers, 39% are heads of households (Álvarez & Beccaria, 2013), so the household's income depends on their insertion in the labor market.

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http://socialprotection.org/discover/publications/new-rights-old-social-protections-new-regulation-domestic-workers-argentina
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