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LIMA, Rita de Lourdes de; SILVA, Amanda Kelly Belo da; SILVA, Franciclézia de Sousa Barreto and MEDEIROS, Milena Gomes de. Domestic labor and the lack of social security protection in Brazil: questions for analysis. Rev. katálysis [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.1, pp. 40-48. ISSN 1414-4980. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-49802010000100005.
This article analyzes domestic labor in Brazil, considering gender, the sexual division of labor and social security, which are influenced by the social transformations of the late 20th century. To do so, a dialog was established with various theoreticians including: Boschetti, Hirata, Kergoat, Nogueira and Saffioti. A historical review of the sexual division of labor in capitalist society is conducted, utilizing the concept of gender and examining inequality between men and women in the work force. Then, looking at social security in Brazil, the implications of counter reforms to the system for female labor and particularly for domestic work are analyzed, identifying the real lack of social protection suffered by the entire working class.
Keywords : gender; sexual division of labor; social security.