Responding to high fiscal deficit in the country, Serbian Government introduced a set of austerity measures at the beginning of 2015. The measures included a cut in the public wages which is more likely to hit female earnings and increase the gender wage gap that already stood at high 14%. Workforce downsizing, another component of the same fiscal consolidation program, that prompted transitions to retirement or to the private sector, are likely to further influence the size of the gander pay gap. Aim of our research project is to estimate the effects of the austerity measures on the size and distribution of the gender pay gap, as well as on the labour market transitions, using wage decomposition, quantile regression and panel data methods on Labour Force Survey (LFS) data from 2014 to 2016. Our research findings are important for policy making process in Serbia for several reasons. First, it will show that gender sensitive policy making is still not a common practice, as austerity policies have been drafted without any prior analysis about possible impact on existing gender inequalities. Second, our intention is to show that one of the most important provision of Law on Gender Equality that stresses the â€œright to equal pay for equal work or work of equal value by the employeeâ€ is being violated in practice.
Project leader: Jelena Zarkovic Rakic
Scientific mentors: Jorge Davalos
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