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The educational attainment, labour market participation and living conditions of young Roma in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania

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  • Jaromir Cekota


    (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)

  • Claudia Trentini


    (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)

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    This paper investigates the educational attainment, labour market participation and living conditions of young Roma adults in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania based on data from the generations and gender surveys and other sources of information. It shows that in spite of a small improvement in the educational attainment of young Roma in comparison to the generation of their parents, the educational achievement and employment gaps have increased considerably during the post-communist period. The paper also compares living conditions of the Roma with other population groups. It concludes with a discussion of policy challenges.

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    Paper provided by UNECE in its series ECE Discussion Papers Series with number 2011_2.

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    Length: 45 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 2011
    Publication status: Published in United Nations ECE Discussion Paper Series, No. 2011_2
    Handle: RePEc:ece:dispap:2011_2
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    1. Niall O'Higgins & Andrey Ivanov, 2006. "Education and Employment Opportunities for the Roma," Comparative Economic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Association for Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 48(1), pages 6-19, March.
    2. Andrew Burns & Jaromir Cekota, 2002. "Coping with Population Ageing in Hungary," OECD Economics Department Working Papers 338, OECD Publishing.
    3. World Bank, 2008. "Czech Republic : Improving Employment Chances of the Roma," World Bank Other Operational Studies 18915, The World Bank.
    4. Niall O’Higgins, 2010. "Youth Labour Markets in Europe and Central Asia," Working Papers id:2740, eSocialSciences.
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