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CELSI at the Bratislava Economic Meeting 2010


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CELSI at the Bratislava Economic Meeting 2010

Publikované dňa 30. jún 2010

An empirical study on the barriers of Roma integration and other groups with a high risk of social exclusion in the labour market was the main topic of the contribution of CELSI's Scientific Director Martin Kahanec at the Bratislava Economic Meeting 2010 (BEM). CELSI presented itself at a paralel event Bratislava Economic Forum 2010 together with nine other institutions, including Central European University (CEU) or CERGE-EI of Charles University Prague. Short abstract of M. Kahanec's paper: The study looks into inter-generational transfer of human capital from parents to children. The empirical model using the data from countries of former Yugoslavia shows that the relationship between educational attainment of parents and children is more significant and stronger for Roma than for the non-Roma population. This suggests that policies leading to education of Roma, children and adults as well, could have strong positive effect on the Roma population. On the other hand, through the same mechanism this relationship works as a trap from which the Roma children cannot get out easily. M. Kahanec also gave interviews for Slovak TV stations Markíza and TA3. „As far as Roma integration is concerned, I consider as a significant aspect not only the motivation factor operating through differences in income if the respective person works or not, but also factors which enable the socially excluded groups actively participate in the labour market. This concerns mainly ensuring equal opportunity when acquiring/losing work, but also when climbing the career ladder. It also concerns the areas of education, health conditions and housing situation of the Roma people.“ The interview for TA3 concerned the flexibility of Labour Code. M. Kahanec sees a crucial role of the Labor Code in providing the legal framework for efficient job creation, including both firing and hiring. „It is also very important to annihilate the barriers that employees currenlty face in the labor market.“ Along the conference appearance, Martin Kahanec also gave interviews for Slovak TV stations Markíza ans TA3."As far as Roma integration is concerned I consider as a significant aspect not only the motivation factor operating through differences in income if the respective person works or does not work, but also factors which allow the socially excluded groups actively participate in the labour market. This concerns mainly ensuring equal opportunity when acquiring/losing work, but also when climbing the career ladder. It also concerns the areas of education, health conditions and housing situation of Roma".

The interview for TA3 concerned the flexibility of Labour Code where Martin Kahanec considers as crucial creation of new work places by companies, which are allowed to work effectively by the Labour Code. "This is important also for abolishing barriers when taking up employment from the point of view of the employee."