Tackling Undeclared Work in Southeast Europe: Lessons from a 2007 Eurobarometer Survey
Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 123-145, 2010
Posted: 14 Dec 2015
Date Written: 2010
This paper examines the nature of undeclared work in southeast Europe and evaluates the consequences for tackling such work. Reporting a survey of undeclared work in five southeast European countries (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Romania and Slovenia), a diverse array of types of undeclared work are uncovered ranging from waged employment to own-account work conducted for closer social relations such as kin, friends and neighbours. The outcome is a call for greater recognition of the diverse array of kinds of undeclared work in southeast Europe and for a wider range of policy approaches and measures to be employed when tackling such work.
Keywords: informal economy, undeclared work, underground sector, envelope wages, tax non-compliance, Balkans, southeast Europe, European Union
JEL Classification: H26, J46, J48, K34, K42, O17
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