What Will Remain Of The Portuguese Welfare State? Public Employment And Pension System Reconfigurations
The Welfare State in Portugal in the Age of Austerity, stream section Southern Europe: Interrupted Convergence (table 1)
In Portugal, the current socioeconomic policy of austerity relies on believe that economic competitiveness is easier achievable by substantially reducing the budget for public services. This policy has been achieved especially by the reduction of public employment and, at same time, by relieving the weight of contributions from the state, particularly the direct transfers of pensions to public servants retirees. for the analysis we present a quantitative multidimensional approach of the total universe of public employees and new pensioners of CGA, since 2005 until 2013, using the statistical information available at DGAEP. A multivariate analysis is conducted, considering the current public servants employees and retirees, in terms of their socio-demographic and professionals characteristics. Main findings expected from the analysis: Is the current process of state’s shrinking of human resources inducing a more qualified and efficient public service? Knowledge will be stated regarding structural trends in the Portuguese socio-professional state profile. Are the outflows of retirements of public employees jeopardizing a developed welfare-state? The variations according to the areas of state intervention will give us a perspective of the changes that are occurring in the responses of public services. Are the new pension rules increasing economic inequalities in old age?