On November 4 and 5, 2022, the director of the Institute for Development and Innovation, Nenad Jevtović, participated in the Introductory Seminar for Members of Parliament, where he presented a proposal for an economic policy measure dedicated to improving the position of future mothers.
The proposed measure implies a three-year subsidization of contributions for pension and disability insurance, health insurance, and unemployment insurance, for women who return to work after maternity leave. The proposed measure includes unemployed and inactive mothers, who could be beneficiaries of this subsidy if they get a job by the time their child reaches the second year of life. In the first year, the contribution subsidy would be 65%, in the second 60%, and in the third 50%.
After the presentation of the proposed measure, the Parliament Members expressed their opinion on the fiscal policy measure, as well as the guidelines for its amendments and additions.
The representative of the Institute for Development and Innovation highlighted as the ultimate goal of this measure is an increase in the fertility rate, which currently stands at 1.48, and for the simple reproduction of the population, it needs to be 2.1.