Union Minister flags off first ever All India Survey on Domestic Workers

What is the News?

The Union Minister for Labour and Employment has flagged off the first-ever All India Survey on Domestic workers.

What is the All-India Survey on Domestic Workers(DW)?

Conducted by: Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour and Employment

Aim: To estimate the proportion of domestic workers at the national level and in the States; the proportion of domestic workers who live-in/live-out, workers engaged in informal employment and migrant/non-migrant; wages of such workers and other socio-economic factors.

Parameters: The Survey would collect information on the following broad parameters:

  • Household Characteristics such as house size, Religion, Social Group, Usual Monthly Consumption Expenditure.
  • Demographic Characteristics such as Name, Age, Relation to Head, Marital Status, General Education Level, Usual Principal Activity Status.
  • Information on Domestic Workers(DWs) such as their Age of entry, Social Group, Migrant status, Vocational Training/Education, number of days worked among others.
  • Information on employers is also collected such as their preferences of DW regarding gender and marital status, mode of payment of wages, mode of engagement, medical support given to DWs etc.

Significance of the survey: The survey will help the government understand significant issues on certain special and vulnerable segments of labour and will guide effective policymaking.

Source: This post is based on the articleUnion Minister flags off first ever All India Survey on Domestic Workers” published by PIB on 22nd Nov 2021.

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