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What determines informal hiring? Evidence from the Turkish textile sector

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Most studies about the shadow economy focus on the estimation of the aggregate size. However, this study aims to address the sectoral or micro aspects of this phenomenon using the data from the textile sector in Turkey. It uses discriminant analysis and ordered and logistic regression models to unveil the determinants of the informal hiring in Turkey. It concludes that high competition, the skill structure of the employees, perceived penalty scheme, and the size of the firms in the sector are important factors of the textile firms hiring informally.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria in its series Economics working papers with number 2006-04.

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Handle: RePEc:jku:econwp:2006_04

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Keywords: informal hiring in Turkish textile sector; discriminant analysis; logistic regression model; ordered regression;

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