CHARACTERISTICS OF LABOUR IN THE RURAL AREAS OF SERBIA PUBLISHEDDragica Božić, Petar Munćan, Natalija Bogdanov
Labour in agriculture may be analysed from the standpoints of economic structure of the population, its household members' structure and employment structure. According to the 1991 and 2002 censuses agricultural labour in Serbia has declined both absolutely and relatively. Based on the share of the agricultural in the total population (10.9%), i.e. the active agricultural in the total active population (15.6%) Serbia has no shortage of agricultural labour. On the other hand, both the age and education structure of agricultural labour are unfavourable raising the issue of self-reproduction. In addition, the number of household members especially individual farmers representing the key labour in agriculture, has been significantly reduced.
labour; gender; education; age