O impacto da crise no serviço social

Translated title of the contribution: The impact of the crisis on social work

E. Duque, F. Dias

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The aim of this study is to analyze the unemployment in the Social Services, trying to understand the causes that motivate it. The non-insertion of the social worker in the labor market is a worrying social problem. Therefore, in an attempt to understand and explore this social problem we used a qualitative methodology doing some interviews to graduates in social service by the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Catholic University, Regional Centre of Braga. It was concluded that the surrounding social model is one of the biggest causes of the crisis that we are witnessing with effects in multiple spheres of society. The current social model has created a paradoxical society filled by many trained professionals but who do not have the opportunity to put their skills into practice because they are in a saturated labor market that does not take advantage of the skilled workforce that they have and that each disrespect either by the lack of offers or by the weak conditions that it offers.
Translated title of the contributionThe impact of the crisis on social work
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)138-158
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Social work
  • Social workers
  • Social model
  • Crisis
  • Unemployment


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