Domestic helpers: finding the right balance between self-sufficiency and group involvement
Mostly performed by women, not very highly regarded and poorly paid, domestic help has many of the characteristics of so-called "low-skilled" jobs, including a high level of physical and psychological stress. Despite the fact that they generally carry out their work alone, these workers do not, nevertheless, have the autonomy to define their own schedules. A survey carried out by Céreq as part of the ANR Squapin programme looks at the ability of non-profit organisations operating in the sector to give their employees greater room for manoeuvre, and to balance their individual autonomy with their integration into a work group.
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