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Why do Russian Firms Use Fixed-Term and Agency Work Contracts?
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- Larisa Smirnykh1, Andreas Wörgötter2
- Author Affiliations
- 1: National Research University, Russian Federation
- 2: OECD, France
- 14 jan 2013
- Bibliographic information
This study looks into the use of fixed term contracts and agency work in Russia during and shortly after the crisis 2009-10 with the help of an enterprise survey. The results of variance analysis show that the use of fixed-term or agency work contracts is not uniform across sectors, size and skill requirements. Probit analysis reveals that the use of fixed term contracts also in-creases the likelihood of using agency work, but not the other way around. The increase of tem-porary and agency work contracts increases the turnover on the labour market and contributes to an increase in dualisation, but may also help to prevent a larger increase in unemployment during crisis periods.
- Russia, turnover, labour contracts, labour demand, employment level
- Classification JEL:
- J21: Labor and Demographic Economics / Demand and Supply of Labor / Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
- J23: Labor and Demographic Economics / Demand and Supply of Labor / Labor Demand
- J41: Labor and Demographic Economics / Particular Labor Markets / Labor Contracts
- J63: Labor and Demographic Economics / Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers / Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs