Unorganized Sector in India: A Theoretical Discourse on Women Domestic Workers

Shabir Ahmad Najar, Wakar Amin Zargar

Abstract


In India workers in informal sector are economically and socially backward, especially women workers. They are
excluded both with in the family and also with in the wider society. So women are doubly exploited. The benefits of
development with respect to economic development hardly reach to this segment. Due to this factor women in
informal sector are socially excluded. Women are mostly engaged with doing house hold work which is never given
importance and their contribution is never acknowledged. In present day world women are found now working
outside the homes for which they are paid. They are working both in the formal and informal sector. The
unorganized sector includes different sectors like, home based workers, construction laborers, waste pickers, and
domestic workers. Women are mostly found in performing domestic work. Domestic work is seen as low and impure
occupation mainly performed by people, mostly women and children, whose lives are still dominated by a caste
system that assigned people his/her place in the society. Domestic work has a long history in India with both men
and women working in others homes as servants. Women working as domestic workers are mostly socially and
economically backward. The present paper has been written in order to understand the socio-economic conditions of
women domestic workers in India. Also the paper will also throw light on the various other problems like health,
child rearing and sexual harassment faced by women domestic workers in India. The research paper will also
highlight the various steps taken by government of India for the wellbeing of women domestic workers.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/mos.v5n4p32

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