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04 May 2012

Roma-non roma test score gap and employment gap analyses based on major TARKI survey series appear in top economic journals

Two recent publications analysing a major TARKI flagship longitudinal survey of roma and non-roma pupils and their families appeared recently in top economic journals. One presents data on roma-non-roma test score gaps based on the Hungarian Life Course Survey (HLCS), while the other uses the same survey to analyse Roma employment patterns.

The Hungarian Life Course Survey (HLCS) follows the model of the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth in the United States. The HLCS is a yearly panel from the cohort of students who were in eighth grade in May 2006. The initial sample consisted of 10,000 students. The first wave of interviews was conducted in the 2006/2007 school year. The sixth wave of the survey is being conducted in 2012.

Two recent publications can be found here:

Gábor Kertesi and Gábor Kézdi: The Roma/Non-Roma Test Score Gap in Hungary By
American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings 2011, 101:3, 519.525
http://www.aeaweb.org/articles.php?doi=10.1257/aer.101.3.519

and here:

Gábor Kertesi and Gábor Kezdi:
Roma employment in Hungary after the post-communist transition
Economics of Transition Volume 19(3) 2011, 563.610
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0351.2011.00410.x

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