Income Inequality and Welfare Systems in the Yugoslav Successor States

Our research fellow Nermin Oruc is presenting at the seminar “Income Inequality and Welfare Systems in the Yugoslav Successor States” at London School of Economics together with: PhD Will Bartlett (LSEE Research on South East Europe), PhD Jelena Žarković Rakić (University of Belgrade) and PhD Gorana Krstić (University of Belgrade) on Tuesday 23rd January 2018.

Twenty-five years since the breakup of Yugoslavia, the successor states record different levels of income inequality. Slovenia has one of the lowest levels of inequality in Europe, Serbia the highest, while Croatia has an intermediate position. Using the latest survey data (the EU-standard SILC survey on incomes and living conditions) we explore the sources of income that are most important for explaining the emergent income inequalities. Has redistribution through taxes and social transfers been a main cause of differences in disposable income inequality or have differences in the distribution of labour and capital incomes been the main factors involved? How much has inequality been affected by the transitions from a self-managed socialist economy to different varieties of capitalist economies? What has been the role of differing welfare regimes in explaining todays varying inequality levels?

More about the event you can find here.