What is it about?

This article reports a 2005–6 survey that displays the variety of undeclared work in Ukraine, involving not only an array of ‘off-the-books’ employees but also various types of informal self-employment as well as forms of undeclared work more akin to mutual aid.

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Why is it important?

Governments pursuing a conventional deterrent approach towards undeclared work may thus eradicate precisely the entrepreneurship and active citizenship that they otherwise seek to nurture.

Perspectives

A more nuanced approach to tackling this sphere is proposed

Professor Colin C Williams
University of Sheffield

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This page is a summary of: Tackling Undeclared Work in Europe: Lessons from a Study of Ukraine, European Journal of Industrial Relations, July 2007, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0959680107078254.
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