Why do Russian Firms Use Fixed-Term and Agency Work Contracts? [E-Book] / Larisa Smirnykh and Andreas Wörgötter
Smirnykh, Larisa.
Wörgötter, Andreas.
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2013
35 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
OECD Economics Department Working Papers ; 1014
Russian Federation
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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.