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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-333
Number of pages23
JournalEconomic and Industrial Democracy
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

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

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