Workforce Development

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

February 4, 2013  • Simone Peer

On February 1, 2013, the Aspen Institute’s Workforce Strategies Initiative hosted a discussion titled “Home Economics: A Discussion about the Unregulated World of Domestic Work.” During this event, panelists from academia, advocacy, philanthropy, and the front-line of the industry discussed the challenges facing employers and employees in domestic work, as well as strategies and resources for improving job quality.

Panelists included (from left to right)…

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

Ai-jen Poo
Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance

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

Barbara Young
National Organizer and former domestic worker of the National Domestic Workers Alliance

 

Moderated by Jennifer Ludden, Correspondent at the National Public Radio

 

This discussion was the sixth installment of the Workforce Strategies Initiative’s series, Reinventing Low-Wage Work: Ideas That Can Work for Employees, Employers, and the Economy, which addressed overlooked and growing sectors of the low-wage workforce, while exploring ideas for improving job quality.