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Definition: Fixed duration contract of employment

Labour market

An employment contract was regarded as temporary or of fixed duration if it was the intention of the employer and employee that the duration of the contract was determined by certain conditions such as a definite time-schedule for completion of the work, the completion of a certain task or the return to work of an another employee who was currently being replaced.
Eurostat, "Statistics on the structure and distribution of earnings: Methods and definitions", Data 1995, 1998 Edition, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1999, p.14