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Focusing on Tirana, Durrësi and Elbasani, this study provides an overview of social enterprises in Albania and identifies their characteristics and potential for development. It assesses the capacities of unemployed girls and women, and examines how state institutions, local businesses and civil society organizations (CSOs) can support employment. It also reviews Albanian social enterprises’ legal status, beneficiaries, services, challenges and the impact of their activities on disadvantaged women and girls.
This report examines the wage differential between women and men in Albania. It finds that the gap is due largely to labour market rewards – men being able to charge more, experience loss by women, occupational segregation, lack of child care and part-time work – that disadvantage women and reduce their wages. It notes a reduction in the wage gap from 36 per cent in 2005 to 17.63 per cent in 2008.