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Sociology of Work and Organizations (IRE1611)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE1611, with research papers and assignments.

Domestic and Care Workers - Books Available Through U of T Libraries

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Domestic and Care Workers - Selected books in the CIRHR Library

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Domestic Workers

Image of domestic workerPossible search terms:

- "domestic workers" AND Canada

-  women foreign workers

-  domestic workers

-  domestics

- "household employees" AND Canada


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Domestic Workers - Selected Articles

Hsiung, P., & Nichol, K. (2010). Policies on and experiences of foreign domestic workers in Canada. Sociology Compass,, 766-778.

Fudge, J. (2011). Global care chains, employment agencies, and the conundrum of jurisdiction: Decent work for domestic workers in Canada. Canadian Journal of Women and the Law23(1), 235-264.

Tomei, M., & Belser, P. (2011). New ILO standards on decent work for domestic workers: A summary of the issues and discussions. International Labour Review, 150(3), 431-438.

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