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Work, families and organisations in transitionEuropean perspectives$
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Suzan Lewis, Julia Brannen, and Ann Nilsen

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422200

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422200.001.0001

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Changing contexts, enduring roles? Working parents in Portuguese public and private sector organisations

Changing contexts, enduring roles? Working parents in Portuguese public and private sector organisations

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(p.149) Ten Changing contexts, enduring roles? Working parents in Portuguese public and private sector organisations
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Work, families and organisations in transition
Author(s):

Maria das Dores Guerreiro

Pedro Abrantes

Inês Pereira

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422200.003.0010

This chapter contrasts and compare organisational change as it affects working parents in social services and finance consultancy. It shows how a consultancy company abided by general labour laws and had no specific workplace policies for working parents, but followed an informal policy of flexible hours. In practice, these were taken up to keep up with the large volume of work and because of the seasonal nature of the work. Policy interpretation in the public sector was much stricter. Another theme that forms the focus of this chapter is on the asymmetries in terms of age, education, access to refresher training, and qualifications, with resulting effects on pay and job insecurity. Although such asymmetries were found in both organisations, the private company had a more highly qualified workforce as compared to the case in social services.

Keywords:   organisational change, working parents, social services, finance consultancy, labour laws, workplace policies, private company

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