On labour market discrimination against Roma in South East Europe

Milcher, Susanne and Fischer, Manfred M. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0033-2510 (2010) On labour market discrimination against Roma in South East Europe. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.


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This paper directs interest on country-specific labour market discrimination Roma may suffer in South East Europe. The study lies in the tradition of statistical Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition analysis. We use microdata from UNDP's 2004 survey of Roma minorities, and apply a Bayesian approach, proposed by Keith and LeSage (2004), for the decomposition analysis of wage differentials. This approach is based on a robust Bayesian heteroscedastic linear regression model in conjunction with Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) estimation. The results obtained indicate the presence of labour market discrimination in Albania and Kosovo, but point to its absence in Bulgaria, Croatia, and Serbia.

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: labour market discrimination / income differential decomposition / Bayesian regression model / Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) estimation / Roma / Europe
Classification Codes: JEL J15, J31, J71, C11, O52
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie > Wirtschaftsgeographie und Geoinformatik > Fischer
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 13:41
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 14:28
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/3960


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