Gender Wage Inequality in the Western Balkans

Vladisavljević, Marko and Avlijaš, Sonja and Vujić, Sunčica (2015) Gender Wage Inequality in the Western Balkans. In: Inequalities during and after transition in Central and Eastern Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire; New York, pp. 222-243. ISBN 978-1-137-46097-4

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)


The study presented in this chapter represents the systematic comparison of the gender wage gap across these three former Yugoslav Republics (now countries) which share institutional legacy from the socialist period and are at similar stages of socio-economic transition. Unadjusted gender wage gaps in Eastern Europe are often significantly lower than those observed in Western Europe, but women in the region face high barriers at the point of entry into the labour market and they need to be on average better qualified than men to even access employment. The chapter reflects on the impact of labour market institutions on the gender wage gaps in the Western Balkans, in a wider context of the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries. Furthermore we delve deeper into gender wage gaps by analysing the differences in gender wage gaps across the public and the private sectors. While the gender wage gap in the more regulated public sector appears to be more affected by labour market institutions, economic structure seems to have a greater impact on the gender wage gap in the private economy.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=512363106
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender wage inequality, Western Balkans, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro
Research Department: Welfare Economics
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2016 04:46
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2020 14:21

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item