Activity (July 2004)
Draft Research Paper
(due in January 2005)
Economic Costs of Discrimination
Since 1989 successive
governments in Bulgaria have done close to nothing to improve the
livelihoods of the Roma minority. The adoption, in 1999 of the
Framework Program for Equal Integration of the Roma in Bulgarian
Society has not resulted in concrete policies.
While the economic and
social costs that the Roma minority has paid are
quite obvious and have attracted some attention, no one has addressed
the issue of the
price that Bulgaria's taxpayers have paid for theirs government's
inaction. This project aims to find this out.