The southern European social model: familialism and the high rates of female employment in Portugal

  title={The southern European social model: familialism and the high rates of female employment in Portugal},
  author={Isabel Greco Tavora},
  journal={Journal of European Social Policy},
  pages={63 - 76}
  • I. Tavora
  • Published 1 February 2012
  • Economics
  • Journal of European Social Policy
This paper focuses on the high rates of female full-time employment in Portugal and examines whether these are consistent with the familialistic features that typify the southern European social model. It employs a comparative methodology to investigate the extent to which recent policy developments and current social values in Portugal are aligned with the familialistic southern European tradition or whether they signal a departure from the model. The analysis reveals that the high rates of… 

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