New publication of the RILSA

Services for households: The potential instrument of creating jobs and combating informal employment
Prague: RILSA, 2013. 79 pp. - ISBN 978-80-7416-143-8
Research team: Mgr. Jaromíra Kotíková, Ing. Helena Vychová, Ph.D.

The service sector for households has the potential to create new jobs. Currently, a considerable range of household services is provided on the basis of informal employment. Supporting the development of market services for households can bring positive labour market impacts through the stimulation the creation of new job opportunities and constraints of work outside the formal labour market. Besides that creates additional positive impacts resulting from increased labour force participa¬tion in the labour market and limit the informal economy (e.g. increased income newly employed persons and their purchasing power, social security and health insurance contributions, income tax, reduction of spending on unemployment and social benefits, etc.). Examples of European countries show that governments are aware of the growth potential of this sector and they focus on its development. Support the creation of new jobs in the formal labour market in this sector is going through support demand for these services. This support has form of subsidies the prices of services. Increased domestic demand for services supports the development of this sector and thus creates more jobs carried out on the basis of formal employment, standard employment contract. The study presents findings that may be used to build the scheme suitable support measure that would be also implemented in the Czech Republic and supported the creation of new jobs in the labour market, where individuals gain lasting employment relationship with the employer based on a standard employment contract and also limited the performance of services for households in the informal labour market.

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