Evaluating the Involvement of Social Partners in Tackling Undeclared Work in the Western Balkans

30 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2021

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Colin Williams

University of Sheffield - School of Management

Date Written: March 12, 2021

Abstract

Although enforcement authorities play a key role in tackling undeclared work, social partners also have an interest in preventing undeclared work. Employer federations wish to tackle the unfair competition that results from other businesses operating in the undeclared economy and trade unions wish to protect declared workers and tackle unscrupulous employers who use undeclared employment.

The aim of this study is to evaluate the current involvement of social partners in tackling undeclared work in the Western Balkans. To achieve this, a survey was undertaken of social partners in the six Western Balkan economies to evaluate: (i) their objectives in relation to tackling undeclared work; (ii) the current level of social partner cooperation with government authorities and (iii) the current range of initiatives pursued by social partners to tackle the undeclared economy. This study reports the findings.

Keywords: informal sector, informal economy, undeclared work, West Balkans

JEL Classification: H26, J46, K42, O17, P37

Suggested Citation

Williams, Colin, Evaluating the Involvement of Social Partners in Tackling Undeclared Work in the Western Balkans (March 12, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3803222 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3803222

Colin Williams (Contact Author)

University of Sheffield - School of Management ( email )

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