Francisco Branco

Associate Professor
Associate professor at UCP – the Catholic University of Portugal. He gained a PhD in Social Work (specialisation: social policy and social movements) in 2001. He lectures social work history, social research and social policy, and has for many years been the coordinator of the PhD in Social Work. He is the coordinator of the research group on Public Interest Policies and Human Development of the Centre for Studies in Human Development - UCP, Board member of the European Social Work Research Association - ESWRA, and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Critical and Radical Social Work journal. His recent research has focused on the field of social work history in Portugal and on the relationship between social work and social policy, mainly in the USA, the involvement of social work academics in social policy, and the minimum income standard in Portugal based on the qualitative consensual approach. He publishes on a broad variety of themes such as social work research, social work history, the social work profession, poverty and social welfare.
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A Desqualificação Social da classe média em Portugal: Uma abordagem qualitativa

Francisco Branco 2021. New Trends in Qualitative Research
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A Pensão Social como pilar constitucional de uma rede universal de proteção social em Portugal

Francisco Branco 2021. O Regime de Mínimos Sociais em Portugal. Evolução do discurso político e das políticas
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A Pobreza em Portugal: Trajetos e Quotidianos

Francisco Branco 2021. Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos
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Envelhecimento, redes e serviços de apoio comunitário

Francisco Branco 2021. Envelhecimento. Dimensões e Contextos
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Famílias de Acolhimento: Um sistema de desafios e recompensas

Francisco Branco 2021. Atores e dinâmicas no sistema de promoção e proteção de crianças e jovens
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Minimum Income Standard as a Social Citizenship Benchmark: The Case of Portugal

Francisco Branco 2021. Citizenship as a Challenge. Dimensions of an Evolving Process
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O ensino da metodologia de investigação na formação inicial em Serviço Social: Entre a transversalidade exigida e a predominância da metodologia qualitativa

Francisco Branco 2021. New trend in Qualitative Research
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The French maisons sociales, Chicago's Hull-House scheme and their influence in Portugal

Francisco Branco 2021. The Settlement House Movement Revisited: A Transnational History
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Adequate Income in Portugal: a comparison of two estimation methods

Francisco Branco (with Pereirinha, José António). 2020. Minimum Income Standards and Reference Budgets: International and Comparative Policy Perspectives
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Adequate income in Portugal: a comparison of two estimation methods

Francisco Branco 2020. Minimum Income Standards and Reference Budgets. International and Comparative Policy Perspectives
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Rendimento adequado em Portugal - Um estudo sobre o rendimento suficiente para viver com dignidade em Portugal

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco (CE18-60DB-78FB)). 2020.
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The Foster Family Process to Maintain the Will to Remain in Foster Care—Implications for a Sustainable Programme

Francisco Branco (with Elisete Diogo). 2020. Sustainability
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The guaranteed minimum income in Portugal: A universal safety net under political and financial pressure

Francisco Branco (with José António Pereirinha). 2020. Social Policy & Administration
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How Do People Become Foster Carers in Portugal? The Process of Building the Motivation

Francisco Branco 2019. Social Sciences
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Social reform in the United States: lessons from the Progressive Era

Francisco Branco 2019. Social Work and the Making of Social Policy
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Social reform in the US: lessons from the Progressive Era

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2019. Social Work and the Making of Social Policy
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Social Work and Policy Practice in Portugal: Historical Stories and Trends in Times of Austerity

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco ). 2019. Austerity, Social Work and Welfare Policies: A Global Perspective
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A Participação Política dos Assistentes Sociais em Portugal

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Rede Local de Intervenção Social: uma mudança no modelo de governação nas políticas de ação social no combate à pobreza e exclusão social?

Francisco Branco 2018. Rede Local de Intervenção Social: uma mudança no modelo de governação nas políticas de ação social no combate à pobreza e exclusão social?
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Social Work Education: The Portuguese Story in a Local and Global Perspective

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2018. Practice
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Being a Foster Family in Portugal—Motivations and Experiences

Francisco Branco (with Elisete Diogo). 2017. Societies
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Formas de controlo situational e saberes em Serviço Social (Comentário Crítico)

Francisco Branco 2017. Saber Profissional em Serviço Social – Uma Perspetiva Etnográfico-Situacional
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Minimum social standards in Portugal: changes and adequacy from the pre to the post austerity period

Francisco Branco 2017. PACTAR EL FUTURO: Debates para un nuevo consenso en torno al Bienestar — Actas del VI Congreso ESPAnet Spain
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O Serviço Social como elemento substantivo de efectivação da Política Social

Francisco Branco 2017. Ética Aplicada: Protecção Social
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Rendimento Adequado em Portugal - Quanto é necessário para uma pessoa viver com dignidade em Portugal?

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2017.
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Social work academia and policy in Portugal

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2017. Where Academia and policy Meet
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Social work academia and policy in Portugal

Francisco Branco (with Branco, F.). 2017. Where Academia and Policy Meet: A Cross-National Perspective on the Involvement of Social Work Academics in Social Policy
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“Pobres Diferenciados”: Crise Económica, Classe Média e Procura do Serviço Social

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A «Sociatria» em Jane Addams e Mary Richmond

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2016. Orações de Sapiência Faculdade de Ciências Humanas 2001-2016
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Assistência Social

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2016. Dicionário de História do 25 de Abril-Historical Dictionary of the Portuguese Transition to Democracy
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Lessons from Progressive Era

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2016. 2016 ESPAnet Conference
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Managerialism implications on frontline Social Work Practices

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2016. 9th Interim Meeting ESA RN19 Sociology of Professions
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Minimum Income Standard as a Social Citizenship Benchmark: the Case of Portugal

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2016. Citizenship as a Challenge: New and Old Dimensions of an Evolving Process
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Social work academia and policy in Portugal

Francisco Branco 2016. Where Academia and Policy Meet - A cross-national perspective on the involvement of social work academics in social policy
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The circle of social reform: the relationship social work—social policy in Addams and Richmond | O Círculo da Reforma Social: A Relação Serviço Social-Política Social em Addams e Richmond

Francisco Branco (with Branco, F.J.N.). 2016. European Journal of Social Work
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Where Academia and Policy Meet: A Cross - National Perspective on the Involvement of Social Work Academics in Social Policy

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2016.
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A Procura da Assistência Social em Portugal como Revelador da Pobreza e Vulnerabilidade Social

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2015. Pobreza e Exclusão Social em Portugal: contextos, transformações e estudos
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Itinerário das Profissões Sociais em Portugal, 1910-1962

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2015. Análise Social
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L’engagement des enseignants de cours en service social dans le processus des politiques sociales

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2015. VI Congrès Internationale de l’AIFRIS
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Pilot project for the development of a common methodology on reference budgets in Europe: the Portuguese food basket.

Francisco Branco (with Pereirinha, José António). 2015. European Commission Directorate.General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
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Social Work Education and The Accreditation System Of Higher Education Quality – The Case Of Portugal In The European Context

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2015. Social Work Education in Europe: towards 2025
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The circle of social reform: the relationship social work—social policy in Addams and Richmond

Francisco Branco (with Francisco J. N. Branco). 2015. European Journal of Social Work
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The social professions in Portugal, 1910-1962 | Itinerário das profissões sociais em Portugal, 19101962

Francisco Branco (with Branco, F.). 2015. Analise Social
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A Definição de um Rendimento Adequado em Portugal como Contributo para a Promoção dos Direitos de Cidadania

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2014. III Congresso Nacional de Serviço Social. Coimbra.
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Defining What A Dignified Standard Of Living Is: Is There Ground For A European Consensus?

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2014. The Welfare State in Portugal in the Age of Austerity
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Whither goes the Social Assistance in Portugal?

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2014. The Welfare State in Portugal in the Age of Austerity
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A historical approach to the standards of minimum income in Portugal | Uma abordagem histórica dos padrões de rendimento mínimo em Portugal

Francisco Branco (with Pereirinha, J.A.). 2013. Ler Historia
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Social Work and Social Policy in the Portuguese Context: Itinerary and Present Perspectives

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2013. Social Policy and Economic Development - 11th ESPAnet Annual Conference
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O Serviço Social nos Cuidados de Saúde Primários: Contexto, Perspectivas e Desafios

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2012. O Serviço Social na Saúde
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What does it mean to have a minimum acceptable standard of living in Portugal today? - Methodological perspectives

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2012. European Social Policy Analysis Network - 10th Annual Conference
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A visitadora como figura paradigmática da profissionalidade emergente na área social: contributos para o estudo do itinerário das Profissões Sociais em Portugal na I e II República

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2011. Colóquio Sociedade, Cultura e Conflito nos 100 anos da República Portuguesa
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A «Sociatria» em Jane Addams e Mary Richmond

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2011. Locus Soci@l
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As práticas do “Serviço Social activo” no âmbito das novas tendências da política social

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2011. Serviço Social & Sociedade
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Social Work Active Practices Within the New Social Policy Trends: A Portuguese Perspective

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2011. Social Work Review / Revista de Asistenta Sociala
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Os Caminhos da Pobreza: perfis e políticas sociais em Lisboa

Francisco Branco (with Isabel Guerra). 2010.
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A Formação de Assistentes Sociais em Portugal: Breve perspectiva histórica e análise curricular da formação superior em Serviço Social pós reforma de Bolonha

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2009.
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Assistentes Sociais e Profissões Sociais em Portugal: Notas sobre um itinerário de pesquisa

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2009. Locus Social
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«The sun and the clouds»: Meaning, potential and limits of the primary solidarity in Portugal in the context of Southern European welfare systems

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2009. ESPANET 2009: The future of the welfare state: paths of social policy innovation between constraints and opportunities
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A Investigação em Serviço Social em Portugal: Trajectória e Perspectivas”

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2008. Locus Social
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A Investigação em Serviço Social em Portugal: uma aproximação a partir da formação pós-graduada

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2008. 19ª Conferência Mundial de Serviço Social - O desafio de concretizar direitos numa sociedade globalizada e desigual
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Acção Social, Individuação e Cidadania. A construção do acompanhamento social no contexto do Estado Social activo

Francisco Branco (with Branco, Francisco). 2008. CIDADES, Comunidades e Territórios
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El Trabajo Social en Portugal: trayectoria y encrucijada

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2007. El Trabajo Social International - Elementos de Comparación
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Le Service Social au Portugal: trajectoire et enjeux

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2005. Le Travail Social International - Élements de Comparaison
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O Rendimento Mínimo Garantido como direito de cidadania em Portugal: virtualidade e limites

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2005. Estudos do Serviço Social Brasil e Portugal II
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A Pensão Social como primeiro pilar de uma rede universal de Assistência Social em Portugal

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2004. Protecção Social de Cidadania
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Mínimos de Cidadania e Inclusão Social : contributos para a análise do percurso e actualidade dos mínimos sociais em Portugal

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2004. Protecção Social de Cidadania
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A Face Lunar dos Direitos Sociais. Virtualidades e Limites do RMG como Direito de Cidadania em Portugal

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2001. Serviço Social
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Portugal e os Mundos da Assistência Social

Francisco Branco (with Francisco Branco). 2001. Janus - Anuário de Relações Exteriores