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Płaca minimalna jako narzędzie ograniczające pracę nierejestrowaną
Minimum wage as a tool used to reduce the labor market grey area

Author(s): Monika Pasternak-Malicka
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu
Keywords: labor market; undeclared work; minimum wage

Summary/Abstract: The decline of the labor market is a problem not only in Poland but all over the world. When experiencing the lack of registered labor, potential workers are forced to seek other forms of employment. One of the options is illegal employment, which is untaxed and free of other duties associated with legal employment. In some cases unregistered labor is the only way to obtain necessary resources needed to support oneself and their family. At the same time it is a way to reduce costs and remain on the market through the hard times for employers. The publication focuses on the main reasons for seeking employment in the unregistered labor market and presents minimum wage in Poland as well as other countries. Based on the statistical data an effort was made to show the correlation between the minimum wage and the size of the unregistered labor market using the linear regression method. The last part presents data collected through a self-conducted study regarding the grey economy and the unregistered labor market.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 401
  • Page Range: 349-361
  • Page Count: 13