Gender inequality on the labor market

There is a difference in wages between men and women in Serbia, and data show that women, although they have the same level of education and years of work experience, earn about 12% less than men, said the director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN) Jelena Žarković Rakić, at the conference "Gender inequality on the labor market" held on February 11th at UN House in Belgrade.

Besides the Director of FREN, the Conference was attended by Nina Mitic, Acting Assistant Minister for Anti-Discrimination Policy and Improvement of Gender Equality, Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, Milana Rakovic, Head of UN Women Serbia Program Office, Vladan Miladinovic, Political, Economic and Media Officer of the Canadian Embassy, Živa Humer, Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies (Slovenia), Marko Vladisavljević and Ivana Poljak, FREN, Irma Lutovac, consultant, Biljana Janić, FemPlatz and Aleksandra Vladisavljević, Gender Responsive Budgeting Expert.

The conference, organized with the support of UN Women, presented the results of the research carried out by the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN) within the project Gender pay gap in times of austerity. The analysis was carried out in order to analyze how the reduction of wages, as part of austerity measures, has affected gender pay gap in the public sector and the likelihood of female transition to another sectors (private, unemployment or inactivity).
This work was carried out with financial and scientific support from the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), with funding from the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom (or UK Aid), and the Government of Canada through the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

In the attachment, you can find Policy Brief as a result of the work on this project.

Participants' statements can be seen at