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Main Determinants of Labor Force Participation in the case of Metropolitan Roma People

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  • Tudorel ANDREI

    () (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Andreea MIRICĂ

    () (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Daniel TEODORESCU

    () (Reinhardt University, U.S.A)

  • Elena-Doina DASCĂLU

    () (Spiru-Haret University, Romania and Romanian Court of Accounts, Bucharest, Romania)

Abstract

People generally labeled as Roma have unique social, cultural and demographic characteristics across even within the borders of a small geographical area. As a consequence, this study aims to establish main determinants of labor force participation in the case of metropolitan Roma people. The approach is innovative from mainly two points of view: first, methodologically, it uses census, not survey, data; second, it covers the Roma population in Bucharest, which is, to our knowledge the first study of its kind. The paper focuses on education as main determinant of labor force participation as this variable is o particular interest for developing countries. The final section of the paper, presents the main conclusions driven from the logit and probit analysis performed within the study; it also emphasizes the main policy recommendations in the studied area.

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  • Tudorel ANDREI & Andreea MIRICĂ & Daniel TEODORESCU & Elena-Doina DASCĂLU, 2016. "Main Determinants of Labor Force Participation in the case of Metropolitan Roma People," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 0(3), pages 144-163, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v::y:2016:i:3:p:144-163
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    1. Tudorel ANDREI & Bogdan OANCEA & Andreea MIRICA, 2017. "Action against Income Discrimination. Case Study: Roma Minority in Romania," ECONOMIC COMPUTATION AND ECONOMIC CYBERNETICS STUDIES AND RESEARCH, Faculty of Economic Cybernetics, Statistics and Informatics, vol. 51(4), pages 19-36.

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    Keywords

    Roma; employment; education; logit; probit;

    JEL classification:

    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination

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