Labor Exclusion and the Erosion of Citizenship Responsibilities

25 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2015

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Lucas Ronconi

Centro de Investigación y Acción Social & CONICET

Rodrigo Zarazaga

Centro de Investigación y Acción Social

Date Written: March 2015

Abstract

This paper shows that workers who do not receive legally mandated benefits due to employer noncompliance have a negative view not only of their employers, as has been documented, but also of the State. Those workers believe that the State did not protect their rights, and hence they feel fewer obligations to comply with their duties as citizens. Using a list experiment, as well as household data from nine Latin American countries, the paper shows that non-registered workers are less likely to obey the law, pay taxes and vote compared to registered workers.

Keywords: Labor, Informality, Citizenship, Vote, Taxes, Latin America

JEL Classification: C83, H26, J22, J46

Suggested Citation

Ronconi, Lucas and Zarazaga, Rodrigo, Labor Exclusion and the Erosion of Citizenship Responsibilities (March 2015). IDB Working Paper No. IDB-WP-556. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2581396 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2581396

Lucas Ronconi (Contact Author)

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Rodrigo Zarazaga

Centro de Investigación y Acción Social

Av. Callao 543
(C1022AAS) - Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Argentina

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