Regulatory Challenges in Domestic Work: The Case of Brazil. Ana Virgínia Moreira Gomes, Ph.D. Universidade Católica de Santos - Brazil. Domestic Workers: who are they?Informality : 6.6m(2008). Proportion of domestic workers with formal status in Brazil 1998 & 2008. Source: IPEA, 2010.
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Ana Virgínia Moreira Gomes, Ph.D.
Universidade Católica de Santos - Brazil
Source: IPEA, 2010
minimum wage; irreducibility of wage; annual bonus; paid weekly leave; annual paid vacation; vacation bonus, 120 days paid maternity leave; five days paid paternity leave; notice of dismissal; social security system.
The high informality of domestic work is closely related to poor law enforcement, insufficient labour inspection and the low-level of education among domestic workers
Gender and Colour discrimination
Source: ILO, Suplemento Nacional do Relatório Global 2007
In addition to the recognition of employment rights, Brazil has not developed the means through which domestic workers are able to enjoy these rights, such as strengthening labour inspection, trade unions and developing public policies to guarantee domestic workers’ fundamental rights.