A Comparison of Wage Inequality in For-profit, Non-Profit and Local Government Organizations: Nursing Homes in the Midwestern US

Avner Ben-Ner, Ting Ren, Darla Flint Paulson

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPaid and Unpaid Labour in the Social Economy
Subtitle of host publicationAn International Perspective
Pages197-219
Number of pages23
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Publication series

NameAIEL Series in Labour Economics
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1863-916X

Bibliographical note

Funding 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”.

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