On labour market discrimination against Roma in South East Europe

Susanne Milcher, Manfred M. Fischer

    Publication: Working/Discussion Paper

    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationVienna
    PublisherWU Vienna University of Economics and Business
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010

    Cite this