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Gender, Ageing and Extended Working LifeCross-National Perspectives$
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Áine Ní Léime, Debra Street, Sarah Vickerstaff, Clary Krekula, and Wendy Loretto

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447325116

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447325116.001.0001

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Ageing and older workers in Portugal: a gender-sensitive approach

Ageing and older workers in Portugal: a gender-sensitive approach

Chapter:
(p.137) Seven Ageing and older workers in Portugal: a gender-sensitive approach
Source:
Gender, Ageing and Extended Working Life
Author(s):

Sara Falcão Casaca

Heloísa Perista

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447325116.003.0007

Adopting a gender-sensitive approach, the chapter is designed to provide a diagnosis of the ageing process in Portugal and discuss the main implication of policies aimed at retaining older workers in the labour market. It also seeks to observe the impact of labour and pension reforms, as well as of the extensive cuts in welfare provisions on their working and living conditions. Some of the key topics address the gendered patterns over the life course associated with employment, unpaid care work, vulnerability to income poverty and material deprivation. It is argued that comprehensive national strategy has never been fully developed in terms of measures to implement an extended working life.

Keywords:   Gender, Extended working life, Policies, Older workers, Portugal

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