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"Tell me how it was": Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies


Project Title 
"Tell me how it was": Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies

Start and End of Project
2016 - ongoing

Chief Investigator
Professor Pedro Goulart

Project Reference
PTDC/IIM-ECO/5303/2014

Funding Entity
Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT)


Research Team

Researcher Name Institutional Afiliation
Celeste Quintino ISCSP/Universidade de Lisboa
Maria da Luz Ramos ISCSP/Universidade de Lisboa
Elsa Peralta Centro de Estudos Comparatistas, Universidade de Lisboa
Arjun Bedi Erasmus University Rotterdam
Aurora Almada IHC, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Ewout Frankema Wageningen University
Luis Mota CAPP, ISCSP
Paula Campos Pinto CAPP, ISCSP
Pedro Aires Oliveira IHC, Universidade Nova de Lisboa


Project Summary:

Public policies on child labor in the European periphery or the colonies remain under-researched in the literature, which also neglects the potential interactions between countries. This project will address these gaps by examining Portugal and its former colonies and which policies are more likely to be effective in today’s developing countries. The research on Portuguese-speaking countries will also contribute to the recent revival of African economic history, particularly when Portuguese colonial records are still underused.

 


 

Conferences: Panels organisation

  • Roundtable on “Labour, Education and Children in Africa" at the European Social Science History Conference, (ESSHC), Queen’s University, Belfast, 4-7 April, 2018.
  • Panel organisation “Childhood, schooling and child labour in the Portuguese colonies” (“Infância, educação e trabalho infantil nas colónias portuguesas”) at the 38th Meeting of the Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History (APHES): Lisboa, 16-17 November, 2018.

 

Presentations in international meetings

  • Goulart, Pedro and Arjun S. Bedi, “A comparative perspective on child labour reduction and its drivers in Europe: The cases of Portugal, Italy and England” – presentation International Atlantic Economic Conference, Lisboa, March, 2016.
  • Goulart, Pedro, “Escolaridade e trabalho infantil em Portugal e nas então colónias Portuguesas – uma perspectiva histórica” – presentation at the Science and Technology Meeting Summit in Portugal (Ciência 2018), Lisboa, 2-4 July, 2018.
     
  • Martins, Pedro, Pedro Aires Oliveira, Aurora Almada e Santos, Pedro Goulart, “Activism, international organizations and national policies on child labour: the case of Portugal and Portuguese Africa, 1905-1998” – presentation at African Studies Association - United Kingdom, Birmingham, 11-13 September, 2018.
     
  • Goulart, Pedro, Joan P. Jorda, “The race for education in Africa” – presentation at the Annual Meeting of the African Economic History Network, Bologna, 13 October, 2018.
     
  • Goulart, Pedro, Joan P. Jorda, “The race for education in Africa” – presentation at the 38th Meeting of the Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History (APHES): Lisboa, 16-17 November, 2018.
     
  • Martins, Pedro, Pedro Aires Oliveira, Aurora Almada e Santos, Pedro Goulart, “Activism, international organizations and national policies on child labour: the case of Portugal and Portuguese Africa, 1905-1961” – presentation at the 38th Meeting of the Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History (APHES): Lisboa, 16-17 November, 2018.
     
  • Ramos, Maria da Luz, “A Escola no quotidiano das meninas em Cabo Verde no período colonial” – at the 38th Meeting of the Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History (APHES): Lisboa, 16-17 November, 2018.


Workshop organisation

  • Workshop “‘Tell me how it was’: Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies”, CAPP-ISCSP, Lisboa, February 2017.
     
  • Workshop II “‘Tell me how it was’: Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies”, CAPP-ISCSP, Lisboa, 8 April, 2019.

 

Presentations in national meetings

  • Goulart, Pedro, “Políticas públicas e trabalho infantil em Portugal e nas colónias Portuguesas”, Seminário, FCSH, Lisboa, 2016.
     
  • Oliveira, Pedro A., "A realidade colonial", “‘Tell me how it was’: Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies”, CAPP-ISCSP, Lisboa, February, 2017.
     
  • Goulart, Pedro, "O trabalho infantil, sua conceptualização e o contexto colonial", Workshop “‘Tell me how it was’: Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies”, CAPP-ISCSP, Lisboa, February, 2017.
     
  • Ramos, Maria da Luz, "Conceptualização da educação em contexto colonial", “‘Tell me how it was’: Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies”, CAPP-ISCSP, Lisboa, February, 2017.
     
  • Jordá, Joan e Pedro Goulart, "O que os dados nos dizem", “‘Tell me how it was’: Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies”, CAPP-ISCSP, Lisboa, February, 2017.
     
  • Goulart, Pedro and Pedro Martins, “The Cadbury controversy revisited: São Tomé plantations, child labour and productivity” – presentation at Workshop II “‘Tell me how it was’: Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies”, CAPP-ISCSP, Lisboa, 8 April, 2019.
     
  • Lopes, Cristina, “As atividades das crianças na Guiné colonial: trabalho, educação e lazer” – presentation at Workshop II “‘Tell me how it was’: Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies”, CAPP-ISCSP, Lisboa, 8 April, 2019.
     
  • Ramos, Maria da Luz, “A escolaridade e o trabalho das meninas em Cabo Verde colonial” – presentation at Workshop II “‘Tell me how it was’: Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies”, CAPP-ISCSP, Lisboa, 8 April, 2019.
     
  • Martins, Pedro and Pedro Goulart, “Children, schooling and labour in Portugal: The view from the opposition (1928-1974)” – presentation at Workshop II “‘Tell me how it was’: Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies”, CAPP-ISCSP, Lisboa, 8 April, 2019