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Title:
SWEEPING IT UNDER THE TABLE: STANDARDISING THE INDIAN DOMESTIC WORK ECONOMY THROUGH CORPORATE INTERVENTION

Authors:
Aaryan V. Kapoor

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Aaryan V. Kapoor
DPS RK Puram - Grade 12

MLA 8
Kapoor, Aaryan V. "SWEEPING IT UNDER THE TABLE: STANDARDISING THE INDIAN DOMESTIC WORK ECONOMY THROUGH CORPORATE INTERVENTION." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 53-60, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=06. Accessed Jan. 2019.
APA
Kapoor, A. (2019, January). SWEEPING IT UNDER THE TABLE: STANDARDISING THE INDIAN DOMESTIC WORK ECONOMY THROUGH CORPORATE INTERVENTION. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(1), 53-60. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=06
Chicago
Kapoor, Aaryan V. "SWEEPING IT UNDER THE TABLE: STANDARDISING THE INDIAN DOMESTIC WORK ECONOMY THROUGH CORPORATE INTERVENTION." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 1 (January 2019), 53-60. Accessed January, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=06.

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Abstract:
The market for domestic work in India is largely unregulated. Government policies and laws are sparsely implemented and remain present only on paper. This paper seeks to explore the disadvantage that domestic workers, especially female domestic workers are placed at when it comes to their working conditions, environment and remuneration. In this space, private companies have also entered this sector to provide on demand domestic help services in order to formalise this sector and generate profits. However, most of these private initiatives unfairly benefit employers and exclude the most marginalised sections of workers. This paper looks into the current position of domestic workers with respect to the role that the government and these private players play in shaping up these sectors. The problems faced by women, children and migrants employed in domestic work are focused and emphasised upon. It also contains recommendations as to how private initiatives can be used to improve the conditions of workers by giving them better bargaining ability in a skewed power structure with respect to their employers. The need of regulation and implementation of government legislation is explained with the goal of bringing this sector under the focus of mainstream narratives and discourse.