IZA/OECD working paper
Working paper «Smirnykh, L. and A. Worgotter (2013), “Why do Russian Firms Use Fixed-Term and Agency Work Contracts?” was published in OECD Economics Department Working Papers' serie and in IZA Policy Papers' serie.
Smirnykh, L. and A. Worgotter (2013), “Why do Russian Firms Use Fixed-Term and Agency Work Contracts?”, OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1014, OECD Publishing
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.
Keywords: Russia, turnover, labour contracts, labour demand, employment level
JEL Classification: J21, J23, J41,J63.