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The ESOPE project focussed on precarious employment (PE). It sought to study how PE is understood in both scientific and policy terms, what is its incidence, and how it could be explained, playing particular attention to sectoral and policy factors. To do this, the project undertook three main strands of research: literature, review, policy analysis, and empirical research through case studies.
Three dynamic and expanding service sectors were the object of in-depth case study research: Call Centres, studied in Spain, Italy and Germany; The Performing Arts, studied in France and the UK, and, through existing surveys, at the EU-15 level; and Domiciliary Care for the Elderly, studied in Spain, France, Italy and England.

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Authors: LAPARRA NAVARRO M, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Pamplona (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21250 EN (2005), 145 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-21-250-EN-S Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-7057-7
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