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The effects of COVID-19 on job security and unemployment in Portugal
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy ; 2020.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-820315
ABSTRACT

Purpose:

This short communication aims to explore and synthesize the main effects of COVID-19 on the labor market in Portugal regarding the dimensions related to job security and unemployment. Design/methodology/

approach:

Field research is used to identify and understand the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to the labor market in Portugal. Data from the National Institute of Statistics of Portugal are analyzed and compared with artifacts published in the field, which allow us to explore the impact of this phenomenon from multiple perspectives.

Findings:

The findings indicate that the impact on the labor market is very asymmetric regarding geographical regions, sectors of activity, age groups and the nature of labor ties. The most touristic regions and those with a strong dependence on the exterior are the most affected. Young people and women with unstable employment relationships and in temporary work situations are also particularly vulnerable. Originality/value This study focuses on an emerging area with a strong impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labor market. This study seeks both to identify challenges in the Portuguese labor market and to discuss measures that should be taken to mitigate their effects, such as reforming the social security model, the role of teleworking or the more balanced development of the territory. © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited.

Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Scopus Type of study: Experimental Studies / Randomized controlled trials Language: English Journal: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy Year: 2020 Document Type: Article

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Full text: Available Collection: Databases of international organizations Database: Scopus Type of study: Experimental Studies / Randomized controlled trials Language: English Journal: International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy Year: 2020 Document Type: Article