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Uticaj nezaposlenosti na razvoj lokalnih zajednica - Primer grada Prijedora -
The Impact of unemployment on local community development - Prijedor city example -

Author(s): Nela Lazić
Subject(s): Public Administration, Labor relations, Rural and urban sociology, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Naučno udruženje Sociološki diskurs
Keywords: unemployment; local community; labor market; education; active employment policies; city of Prijedor;

Summary/Abstract: This paper explores unemployment and its impact on local community development. Depopulation, weak economic growth, poor social policies have led to rising unemployment in smaller local communities. The result of rising unemployment is poverty, apathy, social stagnation and the development of deviant phenomena. The unemployment rate in the Republika Srpska in 2018 was 17.2%, while the administrative unemployment rate was 29.9%. This problem is encountered by all local communities in Republika Srpska, and so is the case with the city of Prijedor. Low levels of economic growth, low rates of foreign investment, labor migration, labor passivity, and mismatching education with labor market needs are the most pressing challenges of this local community. The aim of this paper is to analyze unemployment in the local community and to monitor its impact on economic development in Prijedor. Through an analysis of active employment policy and the work of the Employment Service, we will try to present the unemployment problem through more realistic indicators and frameworks.

  • Issue Year: 9/2019
  • Issue No: 17-18
  • Page Range: 63-79
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Serbian