Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/147449
Authors: 
Smirnych, L. I.
Wörgötter, Andreas
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
ECON WPS No. 09/2016
Abstract: 
Non-renewable fixed-term and agency work contracts are becoming more used instead of the traditional Russian model of open-ended employment. The authors examine the influence of institutional and organizational factors on the use of two forms of non-standard work contracts in Russia with data from a Survey covering 3313 enterprises for the years 2009 to 2011. Probit and Tobit regressions are used to test several hypotheses about the use of non-standard work contracts derived from the literature. The results indicate that state-owned and unionized enterprises are more likely to use fixed-term contracts; and a high level of perceived dismissal protection for permanent workers is positively associated with fixed-term contracts use. The incidence and intensity of fixed-term and agency work contracts are lower at enterprises with flexible wages. A significant impact of organizational factors is confirmed only for fixed-term contracts. Enterprises use less fixed-term contracts, if they have workers with tenure from 5 to 10 years and high job complexity.
Subjects: 
fixed-term contracts
agency work
non-standard employment
labor flexibility
Russia
JEL: 
J41
J21
J63
J23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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