POSSILIBITIES FOR STUDYING ECONOMIC ACTIVITY LEVELS OF THE ETHNIC GROUPS IN BULGARIA USING POPULATION CENSUSES Cover Image
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ВЪЗМОЖНОСТИ ЗА ИЗСЛЕДВАНЕ НА РАВНИЩАТА НА ИКОНОМИЧЕСКА АКТИВНОСТ НА ЕТНИЧЕСКИТЕ ГРУПИ В БЪЛГАРИЯ НА ОСНОВАТА НА ПРЕБРОЯВАНИЯТА НА НАСЕЛЕНИЕТО
POSSILIBITIES FOR STUDYING ECONOMIC ACTIVITY LEVELS OF THE ETHNIC GROUPS IN BULGARIA USING POPULATION CENSUSES

Author(s): Kremena Borisova-Marinova
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Институт за изследване на населението и човека - Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The results of a study carried out on the possibilities to construct specific indicators measuring economic activity levels by ethnic group in Bulgaria, such as participation rates, activity rates and age specific activity rates, are presented in the article. The time period starting from the 1960s was studied in order to establish the presence of long-lasting differences and their dynamics. Data from all population censuses over the examined period and from Labour Force Survey conducted since 1993 in Bulgaria were considered. The results obtained show that the available data on population distributions by economic activity and ethnic group are very scarce, too aggregated and fractured in time which does not allow the construction of uniform and comparable time series of data neither for the studied period nor for any other period long enough to analyse dynamics of the examined process. At the same time the lack of detailed data even within one population census does not give any possibility to develop the analysis of the process deeper and to study its main determinants in a given moment of time. This situation makes impossible to give correct answers to the important research questions concerning economic activity variation in the ethnic groups in Bulgaria so far.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 189-206
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bulgarian