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Maid in Bangladesh: Employment Relationship, Working Conditions, and Work- Life Relations of Part-Time Domestic Workers in Bangladesh

Habib, Shariqa LU (2017) MIDM19 20171
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
This study explores the employment relationship, working conditions, and work-family relations of part-time domestic workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The aim of this study is to generate knowledge regarding part-time domestic workers, and to add to the broader literature available on domestic workers in Bangladesh. This thesis applies a qualitative case study method to gain in-depth knowledge and lived experiences of both part-time domestic workers and employers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In order to answer the research questions, semi-structured individual
interviews and focus group discussion were utilized to gather in-depth information regarding demographics, reasons for entering domestic work, working conditions, employment relationships, and... (More)
This study explores the employment relationship, working conditions, and work-family relations of part-time domestic workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The aim of this study is to generate knowledge regarding part-time domestic workers, and to add to the broader literature available on domestic workers in Bangladesh. This thesis applies a qualitative case study method to gain in-depth knowledge and lived experiences of both part-time domestic workers and employers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In order to answer the research questions, semi-structured individual
interviews and focus group discussion were utilized to gather in-depth information regarding demographics, reasons for entering domestic work, working conditions, employment relationships, and work-life relations of part-time domestic workers. A combination of theoretical and conceptual frameworks was employed to analyze the findings. These frameworks include concepts of Globalization and Family by Bahira Sherif-Trask, Unified Theory of Social Relations by Alan Page Fiske, and the concepts of Contact Space and Boundary Work. The findings demonstrate how part-time domestic workers and employers negotiate and redesign the working conditions and employment relationship. Additionally, the self-perception, work-perception and satisfaction, and work-life relations of the part-time domestic workers are also discussed and analyzed to understand how engagement in paid employment effects different aspects of their lives. (Less)
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Habib, Shariqa LU
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MIDM19 20171
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Domestic worker, part-time domestic worker, informal work, Bangladesh
language
English
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8906798
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2018-03-09 10:27:25
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  abstract     = {This study explores the employment relationship, working conditions, and work-family relations of part-time domestic workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The aim of this study is to generate knowledge regarding part-time domestic workers, and to add to the broader literature available on domestic workers in Bangladesh. This thesis applies a qualitative case study method to gain in-depth knowledge and lived experiences of both part-time domestic workers and employers in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In order to answer the research questions, semi-structured individual
interviews and focus group discussion were utilized to gather in-depth information regarding demographics, reasons for entering domestic work, working conditions, employment relationships, and work-life relations of part-time domestic workers. A combination of theoretical and conceptual frameworks was employed to analyze the findings. These frameworks include concepts of Globalization and Family by Bahira Sherif-Trask, Unified Theory of Social Relations by Alan Page Fiske, and the concepts of Contact Space and Boundary Work. The findings demonstrate how part-time domestic workers and employers negotiate and redesign the working conditions and employment relationship. Additionally, the self-perception, work-perception and satisfaction, and work-life relations of the part-time domestic workers are also discussed and analyzed to understand how engagement in paid employment effects different aspects of their lives.},
  author       = {Habib, Shariqa},
  keyword      = {Domestic worker,part-time domestic worker,informal work,Bangladesh},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Maid in Bangladesh: Employment Relationship, Working Conditions, and Work- Life Relations of Part-Time Domestic Workers in Bangladesh},
  year         = {2017},
}