Home Economics: A Discussion about the Unregulated World of Domestic Work

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Washington, DC
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Domestic workers--those that are employed in our homes to care for children, elderly and the disabled as well as perform a variety of other duties, such as cooking and cleaning--are critical to our economy, society and our families’ well-being. Yet, many domestic workers are paid little, receive no employee benefits, and may work in an environment with other challenges that can affect their health and safety. At this event, panelists from academia, advocacy, organizing and philanthropy will discuss the experiences of domestic workers and ideas and policies for improving their work. The event is the sixth discussion in an Aspen Institute series titled, “Reinventing Low Wage Work: Ideas That Can Work for Employees, Employers and the Economy."

Moderated by:
Jennifer Ludden, Correspondent
National Desk, National Public Radio


Judy Patrick, President and CEO
The Women’s Foundation of California

Ai-jen Poo, Director
National Domestic Workers Alliance

Mary Romero, Professor of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry
Arizona State University

Barbara Young, National Organizer and former Domestic Worker
National Domestic Workers Alliance

This event is part of the Reinventing Low Wage Work series.


Event Information
Friday, February 1, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Washington, DC
Phone: 202.341.4992