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The Employment of the Roma - Evidence from Hungary

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  • Gabor Kertesi

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    (Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

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The paper is based on data of individual work histories of the 1993/94 representative Roma survey in Hungary. First the disappearance of full employment of Roma in the 1984-1994 period is documented by the use of a quasi cross-sectional macro model and the patterns of employment characteristics of the nineties are described. Then the erosion of employment is traced from individual histories controlling the effects of gender, age and schooling. Finally, particular aspects of low employment of Roma are accounted for, focusing on the role of low schooling, regional backwardness, and labour market discrimination.

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Paper provided by Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences in its series Budapest Working Papers on the Labour Market with number 0401.

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Length: 62 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2004
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Handle: RePEc:has:bworkp:0401

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Keywords: Economics of minorities and races; Discrimination; Regional inequalities; Transition;

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