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The shadow economy : an international survey

Friedrich Schneider author Dominik Enste author. 2013

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  • Title:
    The shadow economy : an international survey
  • Author: Friedrich Schneider author
  • Dominik Enste author.
  • Subjects: Informal sector (Economics); Business enterprises -- Corrupt practices; Commercial crimes; Tax evasion; Undocumented immigrants; Welfare fraud; Fraud
  • Description: The shadow economy : a challenge for economic and social policy -- Defining the 'shadow economy' -- Methods to estimate the size of the shadow economy -- Size of shadow economies around the world -- The size of the shadow-economy labour force -- An integrated approach to explain deviant behaviour -- Analysing the causes and measures of economic policy -- Effects of the increasing shadow economy -- The 'two-pillar strategy' -- Conclusion and outlook.
    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: Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press
  • Creation Date: 2013
  • Format: 1 online resource (226 pages).
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN1107309204;ISBN9781107309203;ISBN1107301912;ISBN781107301917;ISBN1107305969;ISBN9781107305960;ISBN1107307007;ISBN9781107307001;ISBN1139542281;ISBN9781139542289;ISBN129900914X;ISBN9781299009141;ISBN1107314755;ISBN9781107314757;ISBN1316600890;ISBN9781316600894
  • OCLC Number: 827210298
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