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OECD Economics Department Working Papers

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Why do Russian Firms Use Fixed-Term and Agency Work Contracts?

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.

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Keywords: labour demand, turnover, Russia, labour contracts, employment level
JEL: J23: Labor and Demographic Economics / Demand and Supply of Labor / Labor Demand; J21: Labor and Demographic Economics / Demand and Supply of Labor / Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure; J41: Labor and Demographic Economics / Particular Labor Markets / Labor Contracts; J63: Labor and Demographic Economics / Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers / Labor Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs
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