Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/128197
Authors: 
Góra, Marek
Rohozynsky, Oleksandr
Sinitsina, Irina
Walewski, Mateusz
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
CASE Network Studies & Analyses 398
Abstract: 
The paper discusses possible directions and magnitudes of the relationship between the social security driven tax wedge, employment and shadow employment in Russia and Ukraine. The first section presents a summary of the economic and institutional background for development of the current size and structure of the socially driven tax wedge in both countries. The second section presents some theoretical considerations on the relationship between the social protection system, tax wedge, non-employment and finally, shadow employment. The third section contains an attempt to econometrically estimate the magnitude of the possible relationship between the tax wedge and total employment rates in both countries. In the fourth section, the authors try to discover the mechanism of influence of the last reform of the Ukrainian payroll tax system on the structure and size of shadow employment in the country. The last analytical section closes the circle leading the reader back from shadow employment to wages and finally to the issue of access to social security institutions. The last section concludes.
Subjects: 
social security
employment
shadow employment
tax wedge
payroll taxes
reform
CIS countries
Russia
Ukraine
JEL: 
O17
H24
H26
H55
J21
J31
J32
P36
Document Type: 
Research Report

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