This essay is devoted to investigate ownership-related wage differentials, distinguishing between nonprofit, for-profit and local government organizations, within a sample of US nursing homes. It focuses on within-organization across-occupation wage dispersion. The results do not support widespread opinions about wage dispersion across the three ownership types. Neither the intrinsic motivation perspective's prediction of less inequality among employees in nonprofit and government sectors, nor the agency theory prediction that higher level employees will use their influence to increase their own well-being without increasing the well-being of others, are supported.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Paid and Unpaid Labour in the Social Economy|
|Subtitle of host publication||An International Perspective|
|Number of pages||23|
|State||Published - 2009|
|Name||AIEL Series in Labour Economics|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We acknowledge support from Aspen Institute Grant NSRF 2005-1, “A Comparative Study of Organizational Structure, Behavior and Performance in For-Profit Firms, Government Organizations, and Nonprofit Organizations”.