Digital Factors Promoting Women’s Entry into the Serbian Labour Market

Pavlović, Dejana and Bjelica, Dragan (2019) Digital Factors Promoting Women’s Entry into the Serbian Labour Market. In: Zbornik druge nacionalne konferencije sa međunarodnim učešćem pod nazivom Primena slobodnog softvera i otvorenog hardvera PSSOH 2019. Univerzitet u Beogradu, Elektrotehnički fakultet, Beograd, pp. 37-40. ISBN 978-86-7466-812-2

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This paper presents the development of digital skills among women active in the Serbian labor market focusing on the need for such skills in the marketplace for those that do not already possess them. Based on the microdata received from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (SORS) and the application of proprietary SPSS, 34.2% of the populace of the Republic of Serbia are computer literate, while 14.8% are only partly computer literate (the remaining 51% are partially or entirely computer illiterate). While men are found to more likely have digital skills, women in possession of them are more likely to be employed. However, this paper finds that only 53.4% of female respondents have used a computer in the last three months, indicating insufficient opportunities and access to information regarding the employer market. Moreover, it is worrying that 38.3% of the respondents have never used a computer. It also may be concluded that implementing a strategy for the development of digital skills may bear a strong positive influence on the employment rate in such countries where there is a rift between digital skill development. These results may prove useful for further research into women’s employability vis-a-vis their digital skills.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=512588130
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital skills, women, labour market, Serbia, ICT
Research Department: Macroeconomics
Business Economics
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2019 12:15
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 21:52

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