Informal employment in Ukraine and European Union transition countries

Abstract : Informal employment became a serious challenge for the Ukrainian economy and economy of transition countries during the adjustment to market conditions. Trends of the number of workers participating in the informal sector have been rising for the last years. In my research I will present the current state of informal employment of Ukraine and transition countries. Detailed attention is paid to labour distribution across different population categories by dividing the individuals into five categories (formal employee, informal employee, formal self-employed, informal self-employed and unemployed) following the definition of informal employment from the ILO. We examine labour market using the data of the Ukrainian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey for Ukraine and the Survey on Living and Income Conditions for transition countries and we design human capital earnings function for labour market by applying Mincer earnings distribution function in order to investigate the factors that determine the individual’s earnings and choice of the employment status both for Ukraine and transition countries.
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Oksana Nezhyvenko. Informal employment in Ukraine and European Union transition countries. Economies and finances. Université Paris-Est; Natsional'nyi universytet "Kyyevo-Mohylians'ka akademiya" (Kiev), 2018. English. ⟨NNT : 2018PESC0047⟩. ⟨tel-02096333⟩

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