Perspectives on Poverty by Gender within the Republic of Serbia

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Dejana Pavlovic
Kosovka Ognjenovic


Gender poverty is a serious factor needing further examination and monitoring as related to economics since it is a limiting factor to an economy’s potential. Inequality is not only a sign of an unhealthy economy but of current and potential social discord. Serbia has tried to actively better the economic position of women by implementing its National Gender Equality Strategy 2009-2015. The paper deals with how gender affects poverty in Serbia. Using statistical data on indicators of gender poverty from 2016 to 2018, sourced from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, this paper presents an analysis of the economic position of women in the Republic of Serbia (RS). Recommendations for the advancement of women in RS in terms of their economic status are also provided. 

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