Community influence as an explanatory factor why Roma children get little schooling

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Show simple item record Stark, Oded Berlinschi, Ruxanda 2021-01-12T07:23:17Z 2021-01-12T07:23:17Z 2021-01-12
dc.identifier.other 174437659X de_DE
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dc.description.abstract Parents who experience poverty and who want to provide their children with an escape route can be expected to encourage and support their progeny’s education. The evidence that Roma parents behave differently is unsettling. In this paper we test empirically an explanation for that behavior. The explanation is based on a theory (Stark et al. 2018) that can be “borrowed” to rationalize the enforcement of norms of little formal education in underprivileged communities. An analysis of survey data collected in Roma communities in four Central and Eastern European countries lends support to the explanation. The analysis reveals a strong negative correlation between the influence of the Roma community on an individual member’s life and the importance accorded by the individual to formal schooling for children. The correlation is robust to controlling for standard determinants of attitudes towards schooling, such as poverty, unemployment, labor market discrimination, and parents’ educational attainment. The analysis suggests that policy interventions aiming to increase the formal education of Roma children need to reckon with the influence of Roma community norms on individual choices. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podno de_DE
dc.rights.uri de_DE
dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject.classification Roma <Volk> , Kind , Bildung de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 330 de_DE
dc.subject.other Community influence en
dc.subject.other Social norms en
dc.subject.other Social distance en
dc.subject.other Exposure to relative deprivation en
dc.subject.other Roma communities en
dc.subject.other Formal education of children en
dc.title Community influence as an explanatory factor why Roma children get little schooling en
dc.type Article de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät de_DE
utue.opus.portal utwpbusinesseco de_DE
utue.publikation.source University of Tübingen Working Papers in Business and Economics ; No. 140 de_DE


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