The Story Behind the Progress

Mesihović, Alisa (2010) The Story Behind the Progress. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.


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The aim of this paper is to discuss how are women affected by the collapse of the state socialist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe but the main focus will be ex-Yugoslavia countries. Social status and employment of women will be discussed, especially tertiary-educated women. I am particularly interested in quality of life that has changed and I will argue that these changes affect men and women in different ways i.e. that women lost much more of their quality of life due to great social changes. I am going to use different sources, primary researches, but I have also conducted small case study of women scientists working at the university. In conclusion I will show that “opening” and “liberalization” of new labour markets contributed to loss of the quality of life but especially forced women to change their ways of life. This is very interesting in light of the fact that in countries discussed woman is still expected to fulfil her domestic roles first and then to have successful carrier as well.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: university, education, market, gender equality, life quality
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 12:12
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 14:57

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