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Policy Brief: The Shadow Worker – Hidden Economy and Undeclared Labor in Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo

This comparative policy brief provides an overview of hidden economy in general, and undeclared labor and tax evasion in particular, in Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo including its main causes and consequences. Additionally it offers a macroeconomic overview of the main characteristics considered to incentivize and maintain the hidden economy, while at the same time offering context in the form of processed survey data that also grasps the perceptions surrounding this very important issue. Furthermore, it delivers an outline of where this phenomenon might be headed, how these three countries compareand what measures are, and should be taken, to tackle it.

To read more click to download the English and Albanian version of the brief.