The Institute of Sociology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences published a new online journal at www.socio.hu. The first issue includes an article summarizing the "Ethnic Differences in Education" (EDUMIGROM) project led by the Center for Policy Studies at CEU.
Dr. Julia Szalai introduced the main findings of EDUMIGROM in the presentation "Social inclusion through education in multiethnic communities across Europe" given at "Challenge Social Innovation" conference in Vienna (19-21 September, 2011).
The EUMARGINS announces that their final conference on the 'Inclusion and Exclusion of Young Adult Immigrants' will take place on 14 September 2011 at the University of Oslo, Norway (Rådssalen, Lucy Smith Hus), 09:00-16:00.
The final conference of the project 'Youth, unemployment and exclusion in Europe: A multidimensional approach to understanding the conditions and prospects for social and politicial integration of young unemployed (YOUNEX)' will take place inBrussels on August the 30th.
"The Roma/Non-Roma Test Score Gap in Hungary": an article was recently published by Gabor Kertesi and Gabor Kezdi in the American Economic Review. The paper documents and decomposes the test score gap between Roma and non-Roma 8th graders in Hungary in 2006. The data connect national standardized test scores to an individual panel survey with detailed data on ethnicity and family background; it is clearly explained that the educational gap is due to social disadvantages, and ethnicity plays no additional role.
Fundamental rights: challenges and achievements in 2010. The Annual report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights draws on EDUMIGROM's 2010 Ethnic Differences in Education in Hungary: Survey Report, authored by Julia Szalai and Vera Messing, with contributions from Anna Szasz.