Former Soviet republics Compared by Economy > Entrepreneurship > Hiring and Firing > Index ranking

DEFINITION: Every economy has established a complex system of laws and institutions intended to protect the interests of workers and to guarantee a minimum standard of living for its population. The OECD Job Study and the International Encyclopedia for Labour Law and Industrial Relations identify 4 areas subject to statutory regulation in all countries: employment, social security, industrial relations and occupational health and safety. Doing Business focuses on the regulation of employment, specifically the hiring and firing of workers and the rigidity of working hours. This year data on social security payments by the employer and pension benefits, including the mandatory retirement age, have been added. The data on hiring and firing workers are based on a detailed survey of employment and social security regulations. The survey is completed by local law firms. The employment laws of most countries are available online in the NATLEX database, published by the International Labour Organization. In all cases both actual laws and secondary sources are used to ensure accuracy. Conflicting answers are further checked against 2 additional sources, including a local legal treatise on employment regulation. NOTE: This is a ranking derived from several indicators, 1 being the best (ranked first). The higher the number on this graph, the lower their overall ranking. Invert this graph by clicking on 'Amount' at the top. Consult source for details on methodology.


1 Moldova 135 2005
2 Ukraine 119 2005
3 Estonia 111 2005
4 Latvia 103 2005
5 Lithuania 93 2005
6 Azerbaijan 81 2005
7 Armenia 78 2005
8 Uzbekistan 76 2005
9 Georgia 65 2005
10 Kyrgyzstan 63 2005
11 Russia 57 2005
12 Belarus 55 2005
13 Kazakhstan 29 2005


Former Soviet republics Compared by Economy > Entrepreneurship > Hiring and Firing > Index ranking


Interesting observations about Economy > Entrepreneurship > Hiring and Firing > Index ranking

Follow us on Facebook to get interesting stats:

Adblocker detected! Please consider reading this notice.

We've detected that you are using AdBlock Plus or some other adblocking software which is preventing the page from fully loading.

We don't have any banner, Flash, animation, obnoxious sound, or popup ad. We do not implement these annoying types of ads!

We need money to operate the site, and almost all of it comes from our online advertising.

Please add www.nationmaster.com to your ad blocking whitelist or disable your adblocking software.