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Decent work: An aim for all made by all

Tania Ferraro (), Leonor Pais () and Nuno Rebelo dos Santos ()
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Tania Ferraro: University of Coimbra
Leonor Pais: University of Coimbra
Nuno Rebelo dos Santos: University of Évora

International Journal of Social Sciences, 2015, vol. 4, issue 3, 30-42

Abstract: The aim of this article is to analyse the 11 substantive elements of the Decent Work concept developed by the International Labour Organization. We identify 4 main aspects regarding the pursuit of decent work, which are challenges for the different agents who operate in society: (1) the responsibility shared among the various social agents; (2) cultural differentiation in expressing Decent Work; (3) its evolving character arising from the advancement of scientific knowledge; and finally, (4) the global interdependence in the scenario in which social agents operate. Four propositions aligned with those aspects are formulated, and consequences for research and intervention are proposed.

Keywords: Decent work; Decent Work Agenda; Ethics; Human rights; Labour relations (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z00 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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