English title: Women, Gender, and Work: The Portuguese Case in the Context of the European Union

Author(s): Anália Torres -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2008


In this article we discuss changes in the relationships among gender, paid work, and unpaid work in Portugal in the context of the European Union. Based on a research program developed since 1997 on the relationship between family and work, and exploring data from several national and international surveys, such as the European Social Survey, the analyses focus on several topics: changes in demographic indicators; the substantial growth of women's participation, especially mothers, in the labor market; paid work, unpaid work, the welfare state, and existing policies; care solutions and arrangements and social networks; the relationship between women's activity rates and fertility rates, women's attachment to work, and finally, values and attitudes about work and family life. The main goal was to understand and explain specific features of the Portuguese case in a European comparative perspective.

Volume: 38

Issue: 4

From page no: 36

To page no: 56

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.2753/IJS0020-7659380402

Journal: International Journal of Sociology

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