Poland is one of the very few countries that systematically investigate employment in the shadowy economy. The Polish Cental Statistical Office carried out three research projects concerning unregistered employment - in 1995, 1998 and 2004. Outcomes of these research projects are summarized in the paper.
The authors discuss unregistered jobs offered by households indicating that attitudes towards the State are as important as cost - benefit calculations. The paper presents empirical findings concerning households decisions on using unregistered work.
The paper presents selected issues that are focused on unregistered employment measurement and, in particular, measures of unregistered employment demand and supply. Innovative approaches to measurement, both qualitative and quantitative, are presented and discussed with an aim to grasp cultural aspects of the phenomenon under scrutiny.
Economic literature on shadowy economy counts at least several hundreds items. Majority of works was published in the last decade. The paper presents summary concerning the scope of shadowy economy in the variety of countries, about its costs and benefits, etc.
The author summarizes major findings of the research project and puts forward the package of suggestions concerning legalization of unregistered forms of economic activity covering both legal and administrative and economic measures that take into account diversified sensitivity of the variety of labour market actors.
The paper presents some dilemmas we are facing when it comes to unregirestered employment. Quite obviously unregistered employment seems to be better then unemployment, but still it remains unclear if such statement holds regardless to the level of its generality.
The paper presents several cases of 'good practices' in combating unregistered employment in number of the EU countries and ends with conclusions indicating possible ways of turning unregistered employment into registered one.
The article addresses the problem of popular in the literature and - at the same time - artificial distinction between the 'formal' and 'nformal' economy. It also discusses why analyses of the grey economy shall not be limited to labor market, showing that individual activities in various dimensions of the informal economy are correlated. The author, using factor analysis, shows to what extent individuals...
The paper presents findings of the research project carried by the CASE and SMG/KRC Company on employees perceptions on unregistered employment. Research covered such issues as the scope, as well as structure of unregistered employments and its major structural determinants.
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