Debates For and Against Wages for Housework

6th March 2021  

Indian women spend a disproportionately high number of daily hours on unpaid domestic and care work when compared with Indian men, making such work highly gendered and unequally distributed. An election promise by Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Majam to pay housewives a monthly wage has sparked a national debate over salaries for housewives. The debate will discuss the pros and cons of wages for housework. 

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