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Informal Employment In Poland: An Empirical Spatial Analysis

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  • Dagmara Nikulin

    () (Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland)

  • Maciej Berêsewicz

    () (Poznañ University of Economics and Business, Centre for Small Area Estimation, Statistical Office in Poznañ, Poznan, Poland)

Abstract

The main goal of our article is to bridge the gap in the regional analysis of informal employment in Poland and in particular to indicate the propensity for informal work in the working age population, to test if informal activities are typical for marginalized people (less educated, unemployed, older) and to identify the regional and spatial heterogeneity in the propensity. We use data from the ‘Human Capital Balance 2010-2014’ survey. Results indicate a strong relationship between the probability of informal work and age, sex and labour force status. Moreover, a strong spatial dependency can be observed.

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  • Dagmara Nikulin & Maciej Berêsewicz, 2018. "Informal Employment In Poland: An Empirical Spatial Analysis," GUT FME Working Paper Series A 47, Faculty of Management and Economics, Gdansk University of Technology.
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    Keywords

    Informal employment propensity; unregistered work; shadow economy; spatial Bayesian analysis; INLA;

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J46 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Informal Labor Market
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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