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Gender Barriers in Employment and Their Policy Implications in Transition Economies

  • Theranda Beqiri
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Abstract

Economies in transition are well known for the very low activity rates in the labour market compared with western economies; Kosovo is amongst the countries which are in the early stages of transition with very low rates of employment and very high inactivity rates in the labour market, especially amongst the female participants. Policies regarding labour issues and human resources are in the first phases of implementation. In this independent empirical study, we use regression analysis to compare the differences between the public institutions and private sector as well as NGOs on implementation of the equal opportunity chances between gender regarding employment, by using the recruitment and selecting procedures. We find that there is gender inequality in private sector in recruitment and selection process, as the first barrier in entering the labour market. Therefore, implementation of recruitment and selection procedures is needed and should be implemented to reduce the barriers of new female entrants in the labour market, in order to have equal supply of the labour forces from both genders as well as an increased level of participation rates among females in the labour market.

Keywords

Recruitment and selection Gender inequality Employment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Business, University “Haxhi Zeka”PejëRepublic of Kosovo

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