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'Baby Sitter': The Transformation of Domestic Care Work in Indonesia

Nasution, Gita


The baby sitter is a new caring occupation in urban Indonesia, and a transformation of an older form of home-based labour performed by domestic workers. The baby sitter is a quasi-professional worker, providing a new and different model of care from that previously provided by kinship-based individuals or unregulated domestic workers. The baby sitter is also a live-in child carer in for middle-class and affluent families in Indonesia. The occupation borrows the Western term 'babysitter' to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5ef5cf094e772
Embargoed until: 2021-06-25


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