Informal Self-Employment in Kazakhstan
Asian Institute of Management Working Paper No. 14-006
35 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2014
Date Written: November 14, 2013
We use data from the Kazakhstan Labor Force Survey (KLFS) for the period 2006-2011 to examine causal factors that determine informal self-employment. In addition, the paper expands the analysis to consider gender differences in informality and examines the response of informality propensities to the recent global crisis. Our decomposition analysis shows that education, work hours and tenure in self-employment are particularly important determinants of business formalisation.
Keywords: Informality; Gender; Ethnicity
JEL Classification: P29; O17
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