Article for the competition “Successful Estonia” - 01.12.2015

Article for the competition “Successful Estonia”

Together with Prof. of Marcoecnomics Raul Eamets, we have submitted a paper to the compeition “Successful Estonia”. It appeared in the Estonian business newspaper “Äripäev”. Based on our research on housing and labour markets, we argue that the root cause for many problems of minorities stem from the institutinalized Estonian-medium and Russian-medium school system. It is not so much an issue of learning outcomes, as it is about segregation and formation of social networks. We argue that time has come to demolish the institutionally segregated school system in Estonia in order to secure equal opportinities to all people in Estonia on labour and housing markets.