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Trabalho, Educação e Saúde

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LIMA, Jacob Carlos  and  COCKELL, Fernanda Flávia. The new institutionalities of work in the public sector: the community health agents. Trab. educ. saúde [online]. 2008, vol.6, n.3, pp.481-502. ISSN 1981-7746.

The article analyses the appearance of community health agents as a worker category in a context of labor relation flexibilization, in a double sense: valuing work, greater autonomy, continued education, and social skills as primordial elements in the State's implementation of social services; and the atypical character represented by labor agreements outside of the public servents' stability, a condition for the activity that is carried out, on one hand, and, on the other, a factor of social vulnerability of the worker by the preponderance of outsourcing and informal agreements, among others, which are marked by unstable work ties.

Keywords : flexible work; atypical work; social vulnerability; community health agents.

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