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GÉNERO | Gender, migration and domestic service: the invisible army of women workers in Portugal

 Inovação, Conhecimento e Trabalho
Palavras-Chave: Género; Trabalho Doméstico; Migrações; Portugal

Coordenador(a): Maria da Paz Campos Lima

Equipa DINÂMIA’CET-IUL: Nuno Dias; Lisa Tortell; Nádia Nogueira Simões; Vanessa Blétière; António Velez (BI since 01/11/2010)

Outros Membros: Elsa Beatriz Padilla


Entidade Financiadora: FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Data de Início: 01/2010  Data de Finalização: 06/2012

The project will improve knowledge of the gendered structure of domestic work in Portugal. Concretely, it aims to:1) provide new data and conceptual, statistical and econometric analysis of a previously under-studied area;2) enhance understanding of that women-dominated sector, through consideration of the nature of the work, its representation in society, and its position as a transition job for migrant and non-migrant women;3) reach conclusions concerning domestic workers’ preferences and experiences regarding labour law protections and undeclared work;

4) challenge the boundaries of the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation through considering a sector not traditionally seen as falling within those definitions;

5) identify the social, legal and labour market policy implications of this work;

6) increase international awareness of research into the Portuguese social reality through international publications; and

7) provide training to junior researchers as a priority.

Outputs:9 - peer-reviewed articles8 - presentations at scientific meetings4 - Organization of scientific events

1 - PhD thesis

2 national reports

1 book chapter