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All India Survey On Domestic Workers

All India Survey On Domestic Workers:

The Union Minister for Labour and Employment flagged off the first ever All India Survey on Domestic Workers (DW).

  • This was a first-ever such survey in independent India and will be completed in a year.

The main objectives of the survey are:

  • Estimate the number/proportion of DWs at National and State level.
  • Household Estimates of Live-in/Live-out DWs.
  • Average number of DWs engaged by different types of households.
  • Parameters the survey aims to capture the number and proportion of household workers by major states, with separate rural and urban break-ups, their percentage distribution, households that employ them and socio-demographic characteristics.
  • The survey would cover 37 States and Union Territories, covering 1.5 lakh households in 742 districts.
  • The survey for domestic workers is among five national jobs surveys that will be conducted periodically and provide crucial data for an upcoming national employment policy.
  • The other four surveys are the All-India Survey of Migrant Workers, All-India Survey of Employment Generated by Professionals and All-India Survey of Employment Generated in the Transport Sector, All-India Quarterly Establishment-based Employment Survey (AQEES).

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