Undeclared work in the construction industry: Background paper - European platform undeclared work - Construction seminar

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    Abstract

    This paper provides an overview of the background literature, including a section on the prevailing definitions of undeclared work in construction. Following this introduction, it describes (earlier) research into the construction sector, general results and findings (Section 2). Although empirical evidence at aggregate level is still scarce, proxy evidence can be found in some sector-specific studies. Within the definitions and features section (Section 3), the role of moonlighting, i.e. performing undeclared labour alongside a regular job or self-employment, is a distinctive element of the general literature. The section on measures (Section 4) lists the existing categories, followed by examples of national initiatives recently implemented. Finally, Section 5 questions the current approach and concludes that a tailor-made policy, specifically adapted to the sector, is needed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSeminar reader
    Place of PublicationBrussels
    Number of pages20
    Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2017
    EventEuropean Platform Undeclared Work - Platform seminar: Tools and approaches to deal with undeclared work in the construction sector - Pullman Brussels Centre Midi Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
    Duration: 3 May 20173 May 2017

    Seminar

    SeminarEuropean Platform Undeclared Work - Platform seminar
    CountryBelgium
    CityBrussels
    Period3/05/173/05/17

    Keywords

    • undeclared labour
    • internal market EU
    • construction industry

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