Domestic Service and Social Economy in the Eastern European Region (International workshop)
The project aims at expanding the knowledge on contemporary domestic work by pointing to the specific characteristics of contemporary domestic work within the socio-economic context of Eastern European region. Domestic workers in the region differ, and participants shared data and experiences from current research to addresses the differences. They exchanged views on whether domestic work in Eastern Europe is rather traditional (live-in domestic workers) or modernized (live-out domestic workers). The question about the specific vulnerabilities of domestic workers was put on the agenda. Gender relations were debated in the context of un-paid work, as well as the impact of domestic work on the demand for domestic services. This was reflected in the context of family life and the broader dimensions of social life.