Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics n° 526-527 - 2021Varia

Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics
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Laila AitBihiOuali and Olivier Bargain
Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics - October 2021
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Undeclared Work – Evidence from France

Laila AitBihiOuali and Olivier Bargain

Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics

No 526-527

Paru le : 07/10/2021

Abstract

This study quantifies undeclared work patterns in France using a unique pilot survey which collects data on households' demand and supply of undeclared work (Enquête pilote auprès des ménages sur la fraude). It also proposes an international comparison at the European level using Eurobarometer data. Socio-demographic characteristics fail to explain the variance in undeclared work, while subjective factors are strongly associated with households’ supply and demand for undeclared work. This suggests the underlying influence of intrinsic, extrinsic and peer effects. Similar results from the Eurobarometer allow for a cross-validation of the two surveys. We obtain similar correlates for undeclared work in France and countries where undeclared work is also a supplementary income (Denmark and Germany). This suggests homogeneous patterns across European countries.

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Citation: AitBihiOuali, L. & Bargain, O. (2021). Undeclared Work – Evidence from France. Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics, 526-527, 71–92. doi:10.24187/ecostat.2021.526d.2053