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Voluntary work provides a major source of labor for many nonprofit organizations. Consequences of volunteers and paid staff working alongside each other in nonprofits are well documented. This article contributes to this strand of literature and investigates whether the presence of volunteer work influences paid employees' wages in nonprofit organizations. We estimated a multilevel wage equation accounting for personal characteristics of workers and characteristics of nonprofits. The analysis revealed that nonprofit organizations engaging volunteers pay lower wages to their employees. Our findings contribute to the understanding of wage-setting behavior of nonprofits and improve the methodological approach of empirical research in this field.
|Pages (from-to)||181 - 191|
|Journal||Nonprofit Management & Leadership|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)
- 509012 Social policy
- 502001 Labour market policy
- 502023 NPO research
- 502025 Econometrics
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Wage dispersion in and between nonprofit organisations. A quantitative analysis for Austria.
1/03/05 → 30/06/08
Project: Research funding