State Policies Towards Precarious Work: Employment and Unemployment in Contemporary Portugal

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Abstract

In the context of the Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations, in this article, we relate the analysis of precarious work in Portugal to the state, in particular, as a direct participant functioning as both employer and mediator. In the second part, we present a short overview of the evolution of casualization in the context of employment and unemployment in contemporary Portugal (1974-2014). In the third section, we discuss state policies on labour relations, particularly in the context of the welfare state. Finally, we compare this present analysis with Swedish research done from the perspective of the state as a direct participant and mediator over the past four decades.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-284
Number of pages22
JournalINTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF SOCIAL HISTORY
Volume61
Issue numberS24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • History of Labour Relations
  • State Policies
  • precarious work
  • Portugal
  • 1974-2014

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