The Lives of Nannies – Research Article from CAT Fellow

This Article was developed by Ina Charkviani for the Centre for Training and Consultancy (CTC).

The present paper describes the impact of COVID-19 on babysitters in Georgia.

“The pandemic seems to have exposed how vulnerable are the daily lives of women involved in care work. A job, which at the very least is supposed to guarantee survival for these women, betrays them at the first sign of crisis and cannot promise survival. . Nannies were left out of pandemic-related anti-crisis measures. The state did not take into account that they could not provide employment documents necessary to receive assistance. Domestic workers became entirely dependent on the goodwill of their employers ..”