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Title: Surviving the Crisis and Austerity: The Coping Strategies of Portuguese Households
Authors: Frade, Catarina 
Coelho, Lina 
Keywords: Economic Crisis; Portuguese Households; Coping Strategies; Familialism
Issue Date: 2015
Project: This article was written in the scope of the project “FINFAM – Finances, Gender and Power: how are Portuguese families managing their finances in the context of the crisis?" (PTDC/IVCSOC/ 4823/2012 – FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-029372), financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through the Operational Programme Factors of Competitiveness (COMPETE) and by national funds through the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). 
Serial title, monograph or event: Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies
Volume: 22
Issue: 2
Abstract: In recent years Southern European households have been facing acute economic hardship, involving falling incomes, rising unemployment, devaluated investment portfolios and a growing burden of debt. This means most households have been forced to make unusual adjustments to their expenditure and living standards. However, the Portuguese society has revealed the capacity to deal with austerity through the way households are resorting to self mobilisation and solidarity based strategies. These adjustment strategies are inscribed in a cultural framework in which familialistic values, prevalent in Southern European societies, stand out in supporting a strong, operative welfare society. This feature is confirmed hereby through empirical research on the coping mechanisms mobilised by households, via survey questionnaire and interview techniques.
Description: Uma versão revista deste artigo foi publicada em: Frade, Catarina; Coelho, Lina (2015), "Surviving the Crisis and Austerity: The Coping Strategies of Portuguese Households", Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 22, 2, 631-664. doi:10.2979/indjglolegstu.22.2.631.
DOI: 10.2979/indjglolegstu.22.2.631
Rights: openAccess
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