• Service: Advisory
  • Type: KPMG information
  • Date: 9/12/2013

Home Truths: wellbeing and vulnerabilities of child domestic workers 

This report looks presents the findings of a multi-country study into the psychosocial wellbeing of child domestic workers conducted in Peru, Costa Rica, Togo, Tanzania, India and Philippines during 2009 with around 3,000 children, mostly between the ages of 10 and 17.

Child domestic workers (CDWs) are “persons under 18 years who work in households other than their own,1 doing domestic chores, caring for children, tending the garden, running errands and helping their employers run their small businesses, amongst other tasks. This includes children who ‘live in’ and those who live separately from their employers, as well as those who are paid for their work, those who are not paid, and those who receive ‘in-kind’ benefits, such as food and shelter” (Blagbrough, 2010).