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Between precariousness and invisibility: labor relations domestic and mobilization of law in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Grant number: 23/02382-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 12, 2023
Effective date (End): August 11, 2023
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Law
Principal Investigator:Agnaldo de Sousa Barbosa
Grantee:Milena dos Santos Camargo
Supervisor: António Manuel Carvalho de Casimiro Ferreira
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e Sociais (FCHS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Franca. Franca , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidade de Coimbra (UC), Portugal  
Associated to the scholarship:21/09853-2 - Between precariousness and invisibility: domestic work relations and legal mobilization in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, BP.IC


Paid domestic work, understood as the service provided to the person or family in their residential scope, has a historical precariousness within society Brazilian, considering that it was not duly regulated in the legal system until the 21st century, even though it emerged in the country during slavery. And this dynamic of domestic work relations guided by precariousness, devaluation of the work performed, low wages, exposure to long hours and non-payment of labor allowances is present not only in Brazil, but also in Latin America as a whole, where domestic work represents one of the main occupations, with around 18 million workers. Thus, it becomes relevant to compare the work domestic work carried out in Brazil and Portugal, since the socio-economic reality and legal-political of these countries is different and that, in the context of Europe, Portugal is the second country with more domestic workers, which motivates an analysis of the experience of these professionals. Thus, this research project aims to elucidate the treatment of domestic work by Portuguese law and verify whether the issues involved in the international migration of women to carry out domestic work in Portugal influence their working relationships - especially with labor standards and how the health conditions resulting from the pandemic periodCovid-19 interfered with these work experiences. For this purpose, will be used interdisciplinary scientific literature on the topic to be studied, documentation made available by institutions responsible for labor activity in Portugal and by category unions; a comparative analysis will also be carried out between the devices laws that regulate domestic work in Brazil and Portugal. (AU)

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