Empowering Employment of Women and Marginalized People Through Entrepreneurship Education in Serbia

Radović-Marković, Mirjana (2016) Empowering Employment of Women and Marginalized People Through Entrepreneurship Education in Serbia. Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education (1-2). pp. 3-17. ISSN 1821-1283

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The aim of the paper is to identify discriminatory barriers in employment and put in place policies aimed at achieving equity. The research is conducted on a representative sample of 300 respondents in Belgrade (Serbia). In this paper, special attention was paid to the following issues. These are: (a) the issues of determining the form of social exclusion that is the most common in Serbia; (b) determining the cause of the faster leaving the educational processes of marginalized groups compared to other population groups; (c) identifying the causes of difficult employment of marginalized groups in Serbia.. The research findings suggest that economic restructuring and transformation of a system in Serbia exclude certain groups from the labour market due to the fact that their qualifications do not match the needs of the new system. The lack of appropriate educational programs tailored to the needs of marginalized groups in Serbia is not the only major cause of social exclusion and the lack of employment opportunities. Also, certain population groups are discriminated because of various stereotypes, stigma and prejudice. With this in mind, Serbia should make greater effort to remove the existing obstacles. This will significantly contribute to the growth of employment, which would give a chance to all unemployed persons who are marginalized on a certain basis to be socially involved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=222327564
Uncontrolled Keywords: discrimination, social inclusion, entrepreneurship, education, employment, marginalized groups, Serbia
Research Department: Digital Economics
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2016 12:40
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2020 08:55
URI: http://ebooks.ien.bg.ac.rs/id/eprint/531

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