Women in Serbia are more educated than men

There are 10 female ministers in the Government of Serbia and 97 female deputies in the National Assembly.

The latest data from the State Statistical Office (RZS) published in the book “Women and Men in Serbia in 2020” show that there are 180,000 more women than men in Serbia. However, despite the fact that they are more of them and that they are more educated, it is more difficult for them to find a job, easier to be fired and they have a lower salary.

The data obtained from the publication testify that in the academic year 2019/2020, 137,910 girls and 104,058 boys enrolled in colleges and universities; women mostly chose social, arts and medicine faculties, while young men chose faculties such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, agriculture, construction, veterinary medicine and forestry.

25,002 women and 17,947 men graduated, and 448 women and 334 men earned doctorates. The figures also show that 971,000 women and 1,333,000 men have jobs, while the wage gap is 8.8% in favour of men.

This means that a woman would have to work an additional 35 days a year to earn the same amount of money as a man. When it comes to employment, the largest gender gap in the labour market is between the ages of 55 and 64. Data shows that 40% of women and 61% of men have work records.

The average Serbian woman usually gets married at the age of 31, while men usually marry at 34, mostly with a person of the same nationality, level of education and material status. The data also show that a third of men and a quarter of women do not wear a wedding ring.

According to the number of widows, Serbia tops the list in Europe – about 560,000 widows and about 150,000 widowers live in the country. No country in Europe, with the exception of Russia, has such a high percentage of widowed people.

After the last parliamentary elections, 10 female and 13 male ministers have been appointed to the government of Serbia. Only 10 women compared to 156 men hold the position of mayor, or a municipality president. Almost two-thirds of judges are women while men make up 60% of prosecutors.

(Politika, 01.02.2021)


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