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Title

Unemployment and international shadow economy: Gender differences

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Department/School

Economics

Publication Title

Applied Economics

Abstract

Adding to the body of research on cross-country determinants of the informal economy, this article studies how unemployment differences across gender drive the propensities to work in the informal sector. Results, accounting for possible simultaneity between unemployment and the shadow economy, show that unemployed males, rather than unemployed females, were more likely to operate underground. These findings about greater male propensities are generally robust to alternative considerations.

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10.1080/00036846.2017.1343452

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