publication . Preprint . 2014

Informal work in the United States: evidence from survey responses

Bracha, Anat; Burke, Mary A.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2014
Abstract
"Informal" work refers to temporary or occasional side jobs from which earnings are presumably not reported in full to the Internal Revenue Service and which typically do not constitute a dominant or complete source of income. Perhaps the most important reason for undertaking informal work is to offset negative income and employment shocks, such as reduced hours in a formal job, stagnant wages, or involuntary unemployment. Such negative shocks affected many Americans during the Great Recession, so it is important to determine the extent to which people engaged in informal work during this sustained downturn and how much it helped them economically. New web-based...
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free text keywords: jel:R11, jel:R23

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