Calling all Domestic Workers! Participate in our Survey Project!

National Domestic Worker Survey Project
A project of National Domestic Workers Alliance, DataCenter and Center for Urban Economic Development, University of Illinois, Chicago

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Are you a nanny, caregiver, or housecleaner who works in a private home?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in the National Domestic Workers Survey Project, the first national survey of domestic workers in the United States!

This participatory research project is designed to document the demographics, wages, working conditions, and training needs in the domestic work industry. Approximately 2,300 nannies, housecleaners and caregivers will be surveyed in 14 major metropolitan areas representing every region of the country. The survey is being conducted in nine languages.

If participants qualify, they will receive a small compensation for completing the survey and will have the chance to make history by participating in the first national survey of domestic workers in the United States!!!

The survey is confidential and anonymous!

Interested? For more information please contact:

Atlanta – Jerretta,, 404-453-9208
Boston – Jenn,
Chicago – Sandra,, 312-355-2446
Denver – Nancy,, 303-292-4115 x 102
Houston – Laura,, 713-862-8222
Los Angeles – Angela,, 213-252-2952
New York — Helen,, 646-354-8861
San Antonio — Theresa,, 210-434-9216
San Diego – Nidya,, 760-658-1985
San Francisco — Renee,, 415- 553-3404
San Jose – Jamie,
Seattle — Lupita,, 425-208-6543
Washington, DC – Ashwini,, 240-705-2953

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More about the survey project:

We are surveying housekeepers, childcare workers and elder care providers.  The survey uses a screening process to ensure that the overall sample is representative of the household-worker labor force in each of the 14 cities in which the survey is being conducted, based on demographic information from the United States Bureau of the Census.  So we are screening survey respondents on demographic characteristics (race/ethnicity) and on occupation to make sure that our pool of interviews is in alignment with the workforce characteristics of each city.

To be clear — we are not excluding anyone who earns “too much” or enjoys favorable working conditions. We are working hard to make sure that our survey is fully representative of the workforce in these important jobs.  We are offering a modest incentive to workers who complete a survey out of respect for their time. The whole process is being overseen by an advisory committee of professors and researchers from major universities.

Dr. Nik Theodore, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Linda Burnham, Research Coordinator, National Domestic Workers Alliance