McCormack Speaks

July 5, 2017
by McCormack Speaks

Public Policy Graduate Studies Roma Experiences in Serbian Labor Market, Earns Dissertation Award

Marija Bingulac, PhD

Marija Bingulac, PhD

The Romani people face numerous challenges in Serbia including disproportionately high rates of unemployment, poverty, and discrimination. They are 8 times more likely than non-Roma to live in absolute poverty. More than 60% of the Romani people are unemployed. Some 65% percent live in settlements without access to safe drinking water and 77% are without a sewage system; 26% do not have access to electricity.

Recent McCormack graduate Marija Bingulac (PhD, Public Policy) conducted research focused on measuring labor-market discrimination and hiring practices that create major barriers to gainful employment for the Romani. Continue Reading →

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