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The Shadow Economy: An International Survey

Schneider, Friedrich ; Enste, Dominik H 2013

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  • Title:
    The Shadow Economy: An International Survey
  • Author: Schneider, Friedrich ; Enste, Dominik H
  • Subjects: Welfare fraud ; Tax evasion ; Informal sector (Economics) ; Corrupt practices ; Fraud ; Illegal aliens ; Business enterprises ; Commercial crimes
  • Description: Illicit work, social security fraud, economic crime and other shadow economy activities are fast becoming an international problem. This second edition uses new data to reassess currency demand and the model approach to estimate the size of the shadow economy in 151 developing, transition, and OECD countries. This updated edition argues that during the 2000s the average size of the shadow economy varied from 19 per cent of GDP for OECD countries, to 30 per cent for transition countries, to 45 per cent for developing countries. It examines the causes and consequences of this development using an integrated approach to explain deviant behaviour that combines findings from economic, sociological, and psychological research. The authors suggest that increasing taxation and social security contributions, rising state regulatory activities, and the decline of the tax morale are all driving forces behind this growth, and they propose a reform of state public institutions in order to improve the dynamics of the official economy.
  • Publisher: New York: Cambridge University Press
  • Creation Date: 2013
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN: 1316600890
    ISBN: 1107034841
    ISBN: 9781107034846
    ISBN: 9781316600894
    EISBN: 1139542281
    EISBN: 9781139542289
    EISBN: 1107307007
    EISBN: 9781107307001
    EISBN: 1107301912
    EISBN: 9781107301917
    DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139542289
    OCLC: 827210298
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