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Socio-Economic Aspects of Work and the Labour Market in Four Roma Communities in Romania


The article presents socio-economic aspects of work and labour market in four Roma communities in Romania. The theoretical framework presents the labour market, its risks and inequalities in relation to the Roma population. The data analysed in the article is based on a qualitative methodology and 123 people (Roma and non-Roma) were interviewed. The analysis presents the jobs of Roma people, the ways they are paid for the work they do and the determinants of the label given to Roma by welfare recipients who do not like to work. The data presented and analysed are obtained within the project “The role of religion and religious actors in Roma social inclusion: towards a participatory approach” PARI – RO-NO-2019-0586.