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Informal Employment in Emerging and Transition Economies Vol: 34

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17 Apr 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
300 pages - 156 x 234 x 28mm
Research in Labor Economics


Informality and informal employment are wide-spread and growing phenomena in all regions of the world, in particular in low and middle income economies. A large part of economic activity in these countries is not registered or under-declared and many workers enter employment relationships that do not provide any or only partial protection, work with little or no physical capital, receive low wages and work under conditions that can be hazardous to their health. This volume sheds light on the incidence and persistence of informality and the role of institutions and government regulations. The articles offer insights into issues such as how labor and tax regulations determine the incidence of informality, whether reforms on tax and other regulations can reduce informal employment, to what extent informality occurs as a result of job separations, how persistent is informal employment, how informal employment can be detected and whether migration can be a substitute for informal employment.
List of Contributors. Preface. Chapter 1 Tax Evasion, Minimum Wage Noncompliance, and Informality. Chapter 2 The Effect of Taxation on Informal Employment: Evidence from the Russian Flat Tax Reform. Chapter 3 Who Benefits from Reducing the Cost of Formality? Quantile Regression Discontinuity Analysis. Chapter 4 Detecting Wage Under-Reporting Using a Double-Hurdle Model. Chapter 5 Does Formal Work Pay? The Role of Labor Taxation and Social Benefit Design in the New EU Member States. Chapter 6 Migration as a Substitute for Informal Activities: Evidence from Tajikistan. Chapter 7 The Persistence of Informality: Evidence from Panel Data. Chapter 8 Job Separations and Informality in the Russian Labor Market. Informal Employment in Emerging and Transition Economies. Research in Labor Economics. Research in Labor Economics. Copyright page. Editorial Advisory Board.

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