New publication of the RILSA

Vlach, Jan – Průša, Ladislav – Szabo, Július – Pavlíček, Tomáš
Social and economic status of self-employed persons in the Czech Republic in 2012
Prague: RILSA, 2013. 135 pp. - ISBN 978-80-7416-116-2

Number of self-employed persons in the crisis years of 2008-2012 increased by 9%, the productivity of their work actually declined by 2.5%. High increase of the number of persons was found in manual professions. The proportion of self-employed persons in employment was 18% in 2011 - it was one of the highest in the EU. In comparison with other countries at us maintain a specific structure with a minimal share of farmers and the relatively high proportion of self-employed in the secondary sector, particularly in construction. During the crisis the sector focused on the final consumption. Companies of small entrepreneurs have well mastered with slump in the economy. It was a result of friendly fiscal environment. Entrepreneurs with their businesses have well mastered the drop of the economy. It was the result of a friendly tax environment. Self-employed persons maintain high level of their income, which allows their house¬holds relatively simply meet their needs, including non-essential needs, at approxi¬mately the same level as the boom in. Growth of the number of manually working self-employed persons with low financial literacy, broadening of space for tax optimization and coherence of fiscal and assessment bases found their reflection in the low level of paid income taxes, social and health insurances and also the decreasing level of created reserves for adverse life situations and old age. In the future, in connection with aging of self-employed persons and the end of their economic activity, there is a real risk of their falling into poverty.

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