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Gender perspective and position of women in the labor market in Serbia

Author(s): Jelena Tanasijević, Zoran Vesić
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Civil Society, Sociology, Labor relations, Social development, Sociology of Politics, Socio-Economic Research
Keywords: the position of women; the labor market; gender equality

Summary/Abstract: The position of women in the labor market has been recognized as a important theme for many years and a subject of discussion from both the scientific and the wider social aspect. Socio-economic changes as a consequence of process of globalization and transformation of developed European countries imposed their reforms, but also new social risks. Transition process started after the collapse of communist regime in former SFRY, was slowed down due to political events at the end of the last century. Parallel to this and the position of women has been changed. From then until today, despite the current trend of egalitarianism, we can conclude that women are still in a disadvantaged position, considering the position which they have in the labor market, the employment sectors, the earnings they make, and the unpaid business they do in the household. Viewed by the age structure, women over the forty-five years represent a particularly risky group that is challenged by gender segregation even more.In this paper, we will try to analyze the position of women in Serbia, viewed in the context of employment as well as by pointing to the need to strengthen the concept of gender equality, which can directly or indirectly contribute to reducing poverty, increasing productivity, increasing fertility rates or improving of total economic growth.

  • Issue Year: IV/2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 328-339
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Serbian
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