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TitleQuantifying the third sector in Portugal : an overview and evolution from 1997 to 2007
Author(s)Carvalho, Ana
KeywordsThird sector
Non-profit organizations
Portugal
Linked employer-employee database
Issue date2010
PublisherSpringer
JournalVoluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 
Abstract(s)This paper presents a global overview of the third sector in Portugal drawing on data from a linked employer-employee database – “Quadros de Pessoal”, which is based on a compulsory annual inquiry to organizations, making it a better source of information than those based on sample surveys and estimates. This study advances on previous overviews by providing more updated numbers for organization size, age, gross revenue and employment levels, as well as their distribution across the ICNPO third sector activity classification. The evolution of these variables from the period 1997-2007 is also analyzed. The Portuguese third sector has been fast growing, with revenues amounting to 5.64% of Portugal’s GDP and employment representing 4% of the country’s employment in 2007. It is mainly composed of very small organizations, with diminutive revenues. Perhaps its most striking features are the uneven distribution of employment and revenue and the strong concentration on Social services.
TypeArticle
DescriptionI am grateful to the Portuguese Ministry of Labor and Social Solidarity, Statistics Department, for access to the data used in this study (Quadros de Pessoal). I would also like to express my gratitude to Miguel Reis Portela and Nelson Areal for their assistance in dealing with the database and STATA. I am also indebted to two anonymous reviewers for their useful comments on an earlier version of this paper.
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/16123
DOI10.1007/s11266-010-9157-1
ISSN0957-8765
Publisher versionThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:EEG - Artigos em revistas de circulação internacional com arbitragem científica
NEGE - Publicações em Revistas Internacionais (com referee)

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