Ankica Šobot

Research Associate




PhD in Demography, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, 2012

MSc in Demography, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, 2002

BSc in Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, 1995

Scientific interests:

  • Fertility and reproductive behavior
  • Family
  • Public policy aimed at demographic challenges
  • Socio-cultural specifics of demographic phenomena



Ankica Šobot has investigated low fertility, population structure, education of the population, the female population, gender differences, and older persons. Her dissertation aimed at analyzing spatial and generational specifics of the gender regime in Serbia. She highlighted the importance of gender aspects related to demographic development. The connection between gender roles and low fertility was particularly emphasized. Also, her research focuses on investigating the influences of educational and socio-economic characteristics on low birth rates as well as on the quality and style of life of the older population. She has written many articles which have been published in Serbian scientific journals and conference proceedings. She has participated in numerous scientific conferences on different demographic issues. She has worked at the Institute of Social Sciences since 2003. 

She has worked at the Institute of Social Sciences since 2003. 


  • Association of Demographers of Serbia

Selected publications:

-“The Impact of Education on Time Use of the Elderly Population in Serbia”, Stanovništvo, 2015, 53(2), DOI: 10.2298/STNV1502067S

-Gender Inequality in Serbia - A Demographic Viewpoint, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, 2014.

-“On Low Fertility from the Point of View of the Economic Activity of the Female Population: Possibilities and Restrictions in Encouragement of Childbearing”, Stanovništvo, 2014, 52(2), DOI: 10.2298/STNV1402043S

-“The Economic Activity of Middle-aged Women in Serbia as One of the Relevant Issues Regarding Gender Equality”, Zbornik Matice srpske za društvene nauke, 148 (3/2014), 499-510, DOI: 10.2298/ZMSDN1448499S

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