A Sectoral Comparison of Wage Levels and Wage Inequality in Human Services Industries

@article{BenNer2011ASC,
  title={A Sectoral Comparison of Wage Levels and Wage Inequality in Human Services Industries},
  author={Avner Ben-Ner and Ting Ren and Darla Flint Paulson},
  journal={Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly},
  year={2011},
  volume={40},
  pages={608 - 633}
}
The authors explore differences among for-profit, nonprofit, and local government organizations in wage levels and inequality. Based on the intrinsic-motivation perspective and agency theory, the authors hypothesize that compared to for-profit organizations, nonprofit and local government organizations (a) are less likely to provide financial incentives, (b) pay lower or higher compensation to their employees, depending on a host of factors, and (c) have less wage inequality. The authors use… 

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