SEER tries to stimulate the exchange of information among researchers, trade unionists and people who have a special interest in the political, social and economic development of the region of south-east Europe.
The journal tries to draw attention to new research results and the latest analyses about the ongoing process of political and social changes in the south-east of Europe. It tries to create more understanding for the importance of the elaboration of democratic structures in industrial relations. The SEER combines contributions from different disciplines and »political schools« into an information package of interest for policy makers, researchers, academics and trade unionists from various backgrounds.
- page 1–2 Titelei/Inhaltsverzeichnis
- page 3–4 Editorial
- page 5–32 Social dialogue and occupational health and safety in the Republic of CroatiaCvetan Kovač, Ivana Krišto, Hrvoje Kovač, Ana Šijaković
- page 33–52 Further milestones in the economic development of south-eastern EuropeSanja Paunović, Rajko Kosanović
- page 53–66 The constitutional protection of property: The case of KosovoArdrit Gashi
- page 67–86 The process of dialogue between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia: A review from a constitutional perspectiveFlorent Muçaj, Luz Balaj
- page 87–104 The compromises involved in the EU’s eastern enlargement and the quality of the result: implications for the western Balkans?Mirela Veleva-Eftimova
- page 105–116 Comparative analysis of the criminal offence of the trafficking of human organs in the recently-formed countries of the BalkansFejzi Beqiri
- page 117–138 The gender pay gap in North Macedonia: Assessing the difference between low-paid and high-paid employeesDimitar Nikoloski
- page 139–142 About the Authors
The labour market in North Macedonia is characterised by strong differences in terms of the vertical distribution of jobs and the higher probability of women being in low-paid and unpaid family jobs. Data from the EU-level Survey on Income and Living Conditions show that women are much more likely to be low-paid, while estimations of the earnings function indicates a significant gender pay gap and the potential for discrimination in the labour market against women. From a policy perspective, this article identifies the importance of the statutory minimum wage, particularly for low-paid workers, and that the high pay gap at the top end of the earnings distribution calls for supplementary interventions. In this context, we propose specific tailored programmes that target the female population in order to address the undervaluation of work typically done by women, as well as an extension of the duty on employers actively to promote gender equality. Moreover, an improvement in the position of low-paid workers, particularly women, may be achieved by upgrading the role of social dialogue and collective bargaining.
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