Women and informal activities in transitional countries and Serbia : old and new views

Radović-Marković, Mirjana (2008) Women and informal activities in transitional countries and Serbia : old and new views. In: Challenges of economic sciences in the 21st Century. Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade, pp. 284-290. ISBN 978-86-80315-79-9

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In this paper,the author analyzes the growth of the informal economy in countries in transition with a focus on Serbia. The author concludes that the existence of the informal economy can no longer be considered as a temporary phenomenon. It has proven to be a major source of employment and income generation for the poor, and thus understanding the informal sector provides valuable tools in the fight against poverty. At the same time, women in the informal sector face significant obstacles: low pay; lack of access to such resources as capital, education, and training; and exclusion from the policy-making process. Because that, the author also considers the battle against discrimination in relation to women workers. The final section of this paper presents author's approach to SME development policy and integration of Serbia into European Union (EU). She concludes that Serbia will try to be integrated into EU and the global economy as soon as possible, because it is the best solution for the country to decrease the gap with developed countries.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: COBISS.SR-ID: 1024306064
Uncontrolled Keywords: women entrepreneurship, countries in transition, informal economy, gender, discrimination, development, integration, European Union, Serbia
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Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 11:38
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URI: http://ebooks.ien.bg.ac.rs/id/eprint/211

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