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The Effects of Property Rights on Labor Costs of Nonprofit Firms: An Application to the Day Care Industry

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    This paper estimates differences in labor costs between nonprofit and for-profit firms in the day-care industry. A theoretical model, which draws on the property-rights literature as well as recent theo ries of nonprofit labor markets, predicts that the magnitude and sign of the nonprofit salary differential will depend on specific characteristics of the samples analyzed. Empirical results reveal that in th e most competitive segment of the day care industry the nonprofit salary differential is insignificant. However, in the less-competitive, government-subsidized segment of the industry the nonprofit different ial is significantly positive: it ranges from 5 percent to 10 percent. Copyright 1988 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Journal of Industrial Economics.

    Volume (Year): 36 (1988)
    Issue (Month): 3 (March)
    Pages: 337-50

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    1. Rosemarie Emanuele & Walter O. Simmons, 2002. "More Than Altruism: What Does the Cost of Fringe Benefits Say about the Increasing Role," American Journal of Business, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 17(2), pages 31-36.
    2. Joëlle Noailly & Sabine Visser & Paul Grout, 2007. "The impact of market forces on the provision of childcare: Insights from the 2005 Childcare Act in the Netherlands," CPB Memorandum 176, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
    3. Anup Malani & Tomas Philipson & Guy David, 2003. "Theories of Firm Behavior in the Nonprofit Sector. A Synthesis and Empirical Evaluation," NBER Chapters, in: The Governance of Not-for-Profit Organizations, pages 181-216 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    4. Burton A. Weisbrod, 1997. "The future of the nonprofit sector: Its entwining with private enterprise and government," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 16(4), pages 541-555.
    5. H. Naci Mocan, 1995. "The Child Care Industry: Cost Functions, Efficiency, and Quality," NBER Working Papers 5293, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    6. Duncan, Brian, 1999. "Modeling charitable contributions of time and money," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 72(2), pages 213-242, May.
    7. Noguchi, Haruko & Shimizutani, Satoshi, 2007. "Nonprofit/for-profit status and earning differentials in the Japanese at-home elderly care industry: Evidence from micro-level data on home helpers and staff nurses," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 21(1), pages 106-120, March.
    8. Jed DeVaro & Dana Samuelson, 2005. "Why Are Promotions Less Likely in Nonprofit Firms?," Labor and Demography 0501010, EconWPA.
    9. Leonardo Becchetti & Stefano Castriota & Ermanno Tortia, 2013. "Productivity, wages and intrinsic motivations," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 41(2), pages 379-399, August.
    10. Astrid Haider & Ulrike Schneider, 2010. "The Influence Of Volunteers, Donations And Public Subsidies On The Wage Level Of Nonprofit Workers: Evidence From Austrian Matched Data," Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 81(1), pages 1-20, 03.

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