ETHNIC-SPECIFIC AND ETHNIC-NONSPECIFIC FACTORS FOR ETHNICITY NON-IDENTIFICATION IN BULGARIA
Abstract: We present in this paper analysis of ethnic-specific and ethnic-nonspecific factors for ethnicity non-identification in 2011 Bulgarian Census. Using cluster analysis and analysis of associations we study the levels of dependencies between the share of ethnicity non-identification and the following socio-demographic and socio-economic factors on regional level: age; household size; juvenile maternity; in-country migration; cross-border migration; education; and the structure of economic activity, employment and unemployment. Our analyses show that ethnicity non-identification is, at large, not a question of individual decision based on the right of non-self-identification and its practicing, but is dependent – although at different extent in different cases – to regionally-specific sets of socio-demographic and socio-economic factors, which turn out to be ethnic-specific and ethnic-nonspecific.
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