PhD in European and International Law -
(October 1, 2017 -
September 30, 2020)
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PhD in European and International Law - 33° ciclo (October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2020)
Doctorate research program
Work, care and gender: regulating domestic work at the EU level
The research aims to analyse the regulation of care work, and more specifically domestic work, within the European Union (EU) legal framework. While domestic work has predominantly been studied within the criminal law and immigration law framework, less attention has been paid to the phenomenon from a labour law approach. Thus, the focus of this research is on domestic work as intra-EU mobility phenomenon.
Basing on the insights of feminist legal scholarship, the research first analyses the misconception that underpins the current exclusion of domestic workers from most labour law protective regulations, and evaluates to what extent labour law still reflects bias and misconception on care work.
Secondly, the research explores the regulation of domestic work in the EU legal framework from a labour law perspective, in order to critically evaluate how EU labour law contributes to strengthening the vulnerability of domestic worker and, conversely, how it could be used to ensure decent working condition to domestic workers.