Poland: Over half young workers paid partly ‘under the counter’

Preliminary study findings show that young employees in Poland are especially likely to have precarious forms of employment; over 30% of workers aged 20–30 years are either employed on basis of civil law contracts (which place a lower level of obligations on employers) or are paid the minimum wage. Of this group, 57% admit that part of their earnings is not declared to the authorities for tax purposes. The survey, conducted by the Centre for Social Prevention (Centrum Profilaktyki Społecznej) and the Department of Pedagogics of the Academy of Business (Katedra Pedagogiki Wyższej Szkoły Biznesu), was carried out in 11 cities in Poland on a large sample of 1,400 workers.

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