From the mommy track to the family track: a comparative analysis of employer-provided benefits in for-profit and nonprofit organizations

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McKenney, Trisha
Wright, David W.

This study examines the availability of thirteen employer-provided benefits in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Results show that nonprofits are larger in size and offer more opportunity to advance through internal labor markets than for-profits. Results of an OLS regression analysis also indicate that nonprofit companies are significantly more likely to offer 12 of the 13 benefits, provided by the NOS (2002), than for-profit companies. Flexible scheduling is the only benefit with no significant difference between the two groups. These findings concur with the literature on the linkage between size, professional advancement and employer-provided benefits. It is suggested that family-friendly benefits help to attract and retain nonprofit workers by allowing them to skip the mommy track while balancing work and family

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Thesis (M.A.)--Wichita State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dept. of Sociology