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The Two Faces of Informal Employment in Romania


  • Denis Drechsler


  • Theodora Xenogiani



Informal employment is a widespread phenomenon in Romania and a key challenge for the country’s development. Policies should target two distinct groups: those who voluntarily opt out of the formal system and those with no alternative. Transforming people’s attitudes towards the state and strengthening their trust in public institutions is key.

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  • Denis Drechsler & Theodora Xenogiani, 2008. "The Two Faces of Informal Employment in Romania," OECD Development Centre Policy Insights 70, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:devaac:70-en

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