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De la gestion de l'autonomie
Parcours de travailleurs autonomes argentins dans les anées 90

Abstract : This research has to main goals. On the one hand, I intend to discuss how the category of self-employed worker became a valuable tool for labour flexibilisation in the 90s due to its ability to create labour relationships that are more flexible than those set forth by the labour reform. On the other hand, I intend to discuss how self-employed workers cope with the precarious condition of their labour situation.
In 1954, in a context in which social rights were becoming universal, the category of self-employed worker was created in order to extend the right to retirement to self-employed workers. However, in contrast to salaried staff, they must pay for their own social security and pension funds, thus their social protection depends on their stability in the labour market. In 1998, the category of "self-employed worker" was expanded to include other kinds of workers that were neither salaried staff nor self-employed workers. These are hybrid labour relationships mainly characterized by precariousness, which results from labour instability and lack of social protection. In the 90s, especially after 1998, the excessive and irregular use of this category caused a substantive deregulation of the labour market.
Therefore, the second goal of our research is to understand how these “new” self-employed workers cope with social instability and lack of protection. By understanding how careers are structured we can comprehend the transformation of work representation in a labour market such as the Argentine one, which has undergone a dramatic changing process in the last 15 years.
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Lorena Poblete. De la gestion de l'autonomie
Parcours de travailleurs autonomes argentins dans les anées 90. Sociologie. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), 2008. Français. ⟨tel-00407491⟩



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