The paper deals with temporary employment in the Russian labour market. The main focus is the gender difference regarding determinants of temporary employment. Unlike most European countries, where women are more likely to have temporary work, in Russia men predominantly have this status, comparable to the situation in many developing countries. This paper seeks to understand why this is the case. The household survey of NOBUS (held in 2003 by State Statistical Centre with World Bank participation) is used to answer this question: the results suggest that gender differences in temporary employment do exist, and that the main factors that explain these differences are education, and marital status.
December 21, 2011, HSE Law Faculty held a meeting with Frank Hoffer, senior research officer at the Bureau for Workers’ Activities of the ILO (Geneva, Switzerland), and professor Hartmut Gerhard Seifert, expert on German labor law and the former Deputy Head in Wirtschafts-und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut in der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung (Germany). The meeting was entitled Unstable Employment: Consequences for Society. The meeting was arranged by the Chair of Labor law of the HSE Law Faculty, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Moscow and the Center for Social and Labor Rights.