Quotation Pennerstorfer, Astrid, Schneider, Ulrike. 2010. What Determines the (Internal) Wage Distribution in Non-Profit Organizations?. Kyklos 63 (4): 580-596.




The aim of this paper is to analyze wage dispersion within non-profit organizations (NPOs). In our analysis, we address the question if volunteer workers, donations and public subsidies influence the within-firm wage dispersion in NPOs. In order to answer the research question we use Austrian matched employer-employee data collected in 2006. We estimate an instrument variable regression and find that NPOs that employ volunteer workers and NPOs with a more even mix between paid and unpaid staff display smaller wage dispersion. Donations and public subsidies augment the wage dispersion.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Kyklos
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, STRAT-B, VW-D, WH-B
Language English
Title What Determines the (Internal) Wage Distribution in Non-Profit Organizations?
Volume 63
Number 4
Year 2010
Page from 580
Page to 596
Reviewed? Y


Pennerstorfer, Astrid (Details)
Schneider, Ulrike (Details)
Institute for Social Policy IN (Details)
Competence Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship WE (Details)
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