The covid-19 pandemic generated changes in the behaviors and attitudes of 17 upper-class Lima employers (married during the 50s and 60s) that we interviewed when they found it necessary to do without women domestic workers for fear of contagion . We argue that women employers adapted to the changes in a positive way because they developed strategies to break free from the repetitive and hard work that domestic workers performed before the pandemic. We found diverse attitudes about domestic work as an occupational category, housework and those who perform it: women employers, their husbands and women domestic workers.
|Translated title of the contribution||Attitudes and behaviors of Lima upper-class women regarding domestic work in the context of the covid-19 pandemic|
|State||E-pub ahead of print - 30 Jan 2023|
- Household employer
- Domestic worker
- Covid-19 pandemic
- Upper class