The Quality of Work and Employment in Spain: a critical assessment of the "Spanish economic miracle" in the last thirty years

Author/s Juan José Castillo, Calle Pablo Lòpez
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/127
Language Italian Pages 18 P. 177-194 File size 565 KB
DOI 10.3280/SL2012-127011
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Spain, like other countries in the so-called European semiperiphery, has based its high economic growth rates over the last thirty years in a downward path model development, focused on the intensification of work and cheaper labor costs. In the first part of the text we analyze the changes in the area of labor market regulation and in the area of the organization of work. Second, we analyze the effects on the quality of work of this production model based on indicators such as precarious employment, intensification of work and deskilling of the tasks. We finally conclude that the so-called Spanish economic miracle has been based on over-exploitation of human and technical resources, especially of a new generations. And that has limited the current possibilities of development in the medium and long term of our productive model.

Keywords: Productive models, working conditions, labor market regulation, sustainable development

Juan José Castillo, Calle Pablo Lòpez, La qualità del lavoro e dell’occupazione in Spagna: una valutazione critica sul "miracolo economico spagnolo" degli ultimi trent’anni in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 127/2012, pp 177-194, DOI: 10.3280/SL2012-127011