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Being fair, faring better : promoting equality of opportunity for marginalized Roma (English)

Many Roma are among the poorest and most vulnerable Europeans, facing poverty, exclusion, and discrimination. In European Union member countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with substantial Roma populations, inequalities between Roma and non-Roma start early and are striking. Some of these inequalities reflect hard-wired family circumstances. For example, a Roma child is much more likely to grow up in a household at the very bottom of the income distribution, or have parents with little or no education. Other inequalities reflect limited opportunities such as access to basic goods and services (e.g., quality education and adequate living conditions), which are necessary not only for realizing one's potential in life, but also for living with dignity. This book focuses on identifying pathways to promote fair chances for disadvantaged Roma in CEE countries. Investing early, by promoting good nutrition, cognitive child development, and access to quality education is a policy with recognized high returns, especially for disadvantaged children.


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    Gatti,Roberta V., Karacsony,Sandor I., Anan,Kosuke, Ferre,Celine, De Paz Nieves,Carmen

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    Europe and Central Asia,

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    Europe and Central Asia,

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    Being fair, faring better : promoting equality of opportunity for marginalized Roma

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Gatti,Roberta V. Karacsony,Sandor I. Anan,Kosuke Ferre,Celine De Paz Nieves,Carmen

Being fair, faring better : promoting equality of opportunity for marginalized Roma (English). Directions in development,human development Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.