Mirjana Raševic

Principal Research Fellow, Head of Centre for Demographic Research


PhD – Faculty of Philosophy (Department of Sociology), University of Belgrade, 1992

MA – Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies of the University of Belgrade, 1988

MD – Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, 1983

Research interests:

  • Sexual and reproductive health, with an emphasis on low fertility
  • Researching demographic phenomena for the purpose of public policies in Serbia


Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Centre for Demographic Research of the Institute of Social Sciences, as well as Professor at the Demography Department of the Faculty of Geography, Belgrade University. Also working as a Professor in a Master’s programme (Quantitative Analysis) at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Belgrade and in a Master’s programmes (Migration Studies) at the University of Belgrade. Former Director of the Institute of Social Sciences between 2002 and 2015. Rašević has authored about a dozen books, several articles published in national and international magazines, has worked as an associate in many studies on the relevant topics and has been a contributing participant in a large number of conventions at home and abroad. From 1996 to 2010, she was the Editor of the journal Stanovništv (Population). Manager of 20 projects, including those of strategic relevance. Co-coordinator in two European projects: Managing Migration and its Effects in South-East Europe-SEEMIG (2012-2014) and Improving Institutional Capacities and Fostering Cooperation to Tackle the Impacts of Transnational Youth Migration-YOUMIG (2017-2019).

Membership in professional organizations:

  • Association of Demographers of Serbia
  • Serbian Academy of Science and Arts, Committee for the Study of Population
  • Matica Srpska, Department of Social Sciences
  • International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
  • The European Society of Contraception and Reproduction Health

Some recent publications:

Rašević, M. (2018). Kriza rađanja u Srbiji: noviji uvidi/ Childbearing Crisis in Serbia: More Recent Insights. In V. S. Kostić, S. Đukić Dejanovič, M. Rašević (eds.), Ka boljoj demografskoj budućnosti Srbije /Towards a Better Demographic Future of Serbia (pp. 24-51). Belgrade: Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Social Sciences.

Rašević, M. (2016). Migration and Development in Serbia. Belgrade: IOM.

Sedlecky, K, & Rašević, M. (2015). Challenges in sexual and reproductive health of Roma people who live in settlements in Serbia. The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care 20(2): 101-109. doi: 10.3109/13625187.2014.957825

Rašević, M. (2013). Srpski demografi o demografiji/Serbian Demographers on Demography. Stanovništvo 51(2): 39-51. doi: 10.2298/STNV1302039R


Collection of papers