On Significance of Strengthening Strategic Framework of Rural Women’s Entrepreneurship in Serbia

Dokmanović, Mirjana (2021) On Significance of Strengthening Strategic Framework of Rural Women’s Entrepreneurship in Serbia. In: ERAZ 2021 - Conference proceedings : Knowledge based sustainable development. ERAZ conference collection, ISSN 2683-5568 . Association of economists and managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, pp. 309-318. ISBN 978-86-80194-46-2

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Despite progress in supporting the economic empowerment of women, the environment in Serbia is still not friendly for female entrepreneurs. This is particularly cased in rural areas, where women face more prominent obstacles such as pronounced gender roles, stereotypes and gender-based property inequalities. This paper aims to indicate the significance of having efficient policies in this area. They are beneficial not only for rural women but also for economic growth, decreasing poverty, holding up the depopulation trend and revival of underdeveloped municipalities. Gender analysis of the relevant strategies (agriculture and rural development, employment, development of digital skills and smart specialization) shows that they are not sufficiently or not at all gender sensitive, and do not address the specific position and vulnerability of rural women. This may be eliminated by using gender analysis and gender impact assessment in the process of designing strategies. Creating a business-friendly environment also needs implementing complementary policies in other sectors, such as fiscal policy, health care, infrastructure and transportation.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 7th International Scientific ERAZ Conference – ERAZ 2021 – KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, Online/virtual, May 27, 2021
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender transformative policies, Gender analysis, Gender sensitive policies, Rural development.
Institutional centre: Centre for legal research
Depositing User: Vesna Jovanović
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2022 08:38
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2022 08:38
URI: http://iriss.idn.org.rs/id/eprint/773

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