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Childcare, Women's Employment and Covid-19 Impacts: Serbia

Serbia: Childcare, Women's Employment and Covid-19 Impacts

The report looks at the current situation of women’s labour force participa­tion in Serbia, unemployment and activity rates, the gender pay gap and the linkages between women’s employment, childcare provision and family policies (including maternity and parental leave). It explores how childcare provision affects women’s labour market participation. The report examines the impacts of COVID-19 response measures, espe­cially in terms of closures and the reopening of child and early education facilities, the indirect effects on women’s labour market participation and the policies introduced as part of the pandemic response. It concludes with recommendations for policies and measures on childcare and women’s employment in general as well on steps Serbia can take to mitigate the worst effects the crisis has had on women with childcare responsibilities