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dc.contributor.authorAkay, Alpaslanen_US
dc.contributor.authorKhamis, Melanieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-19en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:57:56Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:57:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2012010913906-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58919-
dc.description.abstractInformality is a growing phenomenon in the developing and transition country labor market context. In particular, it is noticeable that working in an informal employment relationship is often not temporary. The degree of persistence of informality in the labor market might be due to different sources: structural state dependence due to past informality experiences and spurious state dependence due to time-invariant unobserved individual effects, which can alter the propensity of being in the informal sector independently from actual informality experiences. The purpose of our paper is to study the dynamics of informality using a genuine panel data set in the Ukrainian labor market. By estimating a dynamic panel data probit model with endogenous initial conditions, we find a highly significant degree of persistence due to previous informality experiences. This result implies that policies attempting to reduce current levels of informality may have a long-lasting effect on the labor market.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6163en_US
dc.subject.jelD60en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinformalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordunobserved heterogeneityen_US
dc.subject.keywordstate dependenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransition countriesen_US
dc.subject.stwInformeller Sektoren_US
dc.subject.stwSchwarzarbeiten_US
dc.subject.stwHysteresisen_US
dc.subject.stw√úbergangswirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwUkraineen_US
dc.titleThe persistence of informality: Evidence from panel dataen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn690255292en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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