Gender (in)equality on Labor Market in BiH: myth or reality? Cover Image

Rodne (ne)jednakosti na tržištu rada u Bosni i Hercegovini: mit ili stvarnost?
Gender (in)equality on Labor Market in BiH: myth or reality?

Author(s): Milanka Miković, Sanela Bašić
Subject(s): Gender Studies
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka - Univerzitet u Sarajevu
Keywords: gender (in) equality; labor market; qualitative research; focus groups

Summary/Abstract: The phenomenon of gender inequality in the labor market is not recognized as one of the main themes in the discussions of public policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Despite social and academic relevance of the issue of the economic position of women in today’s BiH, empirical evidence and academic studies on this topic are ruther scarce. Searching for a scientific answer to the question about whether the fall of socialism, war and post-war transition undermined gender equality in the labor market in BiH, this qualitative study examines the perceptions of women on gender equality in relation to the following categories: (un) equal employment opportunities (not) equal social status, (un) equal opportunities to exercise own labor rights and the (un) equal benefits of the actual performance. The research results allow for mapping of different social practices of unequal treatment of men and women, as well as multiple discrimination on the labor market in BiH, and suggest that there is a need of societal change towards equality of opportunity aimed at more equitable distribution of opportunities, resources and rights.

  • Issue Year: I/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 77-100
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Bosnian