Textbox 4: Global Care Workers at the Interface of Migration and Development

  • Jean D’Cunha
Part of the Global Migration Issues book series (IOMS, volume 1)


Domestic work and domestic workers have increasingly come into the international spotlight. Their growing numbers, expansion of the sector, integration into global care chains, job opportunities – including the potential for upward mobility and recent advances in the normative framework for all domestic workers – the ILO Convention No. 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers, 2011, and others that formalize this category of informal service sector work have drawn domestic work and domestic workers from the margins to the center of the migration-development discourse and action.


Smart Card Domestic Worker Microfinance Institution Decent Work Recruitment Agency 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UN WomenNew YorkUSA

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