The fixed-term contract the Spanish route to flexibility? Women in the retail sector in the Barcelona region

Maria Dolors García-Ramon, Anna Ortiz

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Abstract

The recent process of globalization of the economy has revived the debate on types of work contracts throughout Europe, and flexible employment has been strongly advocated as a solution to problems like persistent unemployment and decreasing competitiveness. Spain has experienced a recent political development rather different from that of the European core, which has shaped a peculiar form of labour market regulation and which has led to the country's indisputable and undesirable leadership in Europe in terms of the proportion of short-term contracts. This article addresses some basic issues of the 'flexibilization' of labour relations in the Spanish context, with particular emphasis on the retail sector in Barcelona. © 2000 (SAGE, London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-333
JournalEconomic and Industrial Democracy
Volume21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000

Keywords

  • Barcelona
  • Equal opportunities
  • Fixed-term contract
  • Flexible work
  • Precarious work
  • Retail sector

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