Proceedings of the 1st Asian Conference on Humanities, Industry, and Technology for Society, ACHITS 2019, 30-31 July 2019, Surabaya, Indonesia

Research Article

The Wage Gap for Women Homeworkers and Their Role in Family Resilience

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-7-2019.2287569,
        author={Intan Fatma Dewi and Fentiny  Nugroho},
        title={The Wage Gap for Women Homeworkers and Their Role in Family Resilience},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Asian Conference on Humanities, Industry, and Technology for Society, ACHITS 2019, 30-31 July 2019, Surabaya, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ACHITS},
        year={2019},
        month={9},
        keywords={women homeworker wage gap gender family},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-7-2019.2287569}
    }
    
  • Intan Fatma Dewi
    Fentiny Nugroho
    Year: 2019
    The Wage Gap for Women Homeworkers and Their Role in Family Resilience
    ACHITS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-7-2019.2287569
Intan Fatma Dewi1,*, Fentiny Nugroho1
  • 1: Postgraduate Program in Social Welfare, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Indonesia
*Contact email: intanfatmadewi@gmail.com

Abstract

The informal sector is always identified with the use of cheap labor. Especially labor-intensive industries, the use of cheap labor is also used as a strategy to reduce production costs. Homework with the putting-out scheme is one of them. Women homeworkers must work without a work agreement, clear working hours and very little wages. The existence of a wage gap between intermediaries and homeworkers is a problem that is quite complicated to resolve. Women homeworkers play a dual role in their families. In addition to having to do domestic work, women homeworkers also have to do productive work to get additional income for their domestic life.