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Flexicurity: Core Features of Portuguese Debate

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  • Maria Conceição Cerdeira

    () (SOCIUS, ISEG-Technical University of Lisbon)

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According to the OECD, Portugal is an example of a country with a very high rigidity in the labour market. At the same time, Portugal is an example of a country with a high percentage or workers with short-term contracts. These conditions have led to an ongoing public discussion concerning the nee to introduce more flexibility while maintaining work security. In this paper we analyze the current situation concerning security and rigidity in the labour market and discuss the flexicurity in the Portuguese context.

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  • Maria Conceição Cerdeira, 2007. "Flexicurity: Core Features of Portuguese Debate," Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IET/CICS.NOVA-Interdisciplinary Centre on Social Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, vol. 3(3), pages 35-54, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:ieu:journl:v:3:y:2007:i:3:p:35-54
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    Keywords

    flexibility; security; social protection; Portugal;

    JEL classification:

    • J5 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining
    • J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence
    • J8 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards
    • J81 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Working Conditions

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