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The Pakiv European Roma fund initiative: a civic approach to combating socio-economic exclusion among Roma (Gypsies) in Central and Eastern Europe (English)

The Roma (Gypsies), around seven to nine million in Europe, representing the largest minority in the region, with the most significant representation in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. In general, the Roma in the CEE region are the main poverty risk group in Europe, suffering from low educational attainment, high unemployment, lack of steady income, lower life expectancies, higher birth rates, and unequal access to services and opportunities owing to everyday discrimination from the majority populations. The large Romani groups now confronted with unemployment and social exclusion are part of a social stratum that has been integrated, in recent decades, into the mainstream economy and social structures as unskilled industrial and agricultural workers and service providers. Even when Roma are qualified for jobs, widespread discrimination leads to preference for non-Romani applicants. Also, many Roma either have not been eligible or have been treated unfairly in the distribution of land and other production assets in the privatization process. A limited number of Roma are educated and socially mobile, and have thus entered the middle-class. Although still extremely small, a growing number of Romani now work in professional occupations, the government, as successful businesspersons, and in the civil sector.

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  • Author

    Tanaka, Jennifer

  • Document Date

    2004/05/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    30794

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Europe,

  • Region

    Europe and Central Asia,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/07/01

  • Doc Name

    The Pakiv European Roma fund initiative: a civic approach to combating socio-economic exclusion among Roma (Gypsies) in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Keywords

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Citation

Tanaka, Jennifer

The Pakiv European Roma fund initiative: a civic approach to combating socio-economic exclusion among Roma (Gypsies) in Central and Eastern Europe (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/962031468770968725/The-Pakiv-European-Roma-fund-initiative-a-civic-approach-to-combating-socio-economic-exclusion-among-Roma-Gypsies-in-Central-and-Eastern-Europe