Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21268
Authors: 
Mocan, H. Naci
Tekin, Erdal
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 408
Abstract: 
This paper uses a rich employer-employee matched data set to investigate the existence and the extent of nonprofit and part-time wage and compensation differentials in child care. The empirical strategy adjusts for workers? self-selection into the for-profit or nonprofit sectors, into full-time or part-time work, as well as for unobserved worker heterogeneity using a discrete factor model. We find differences between the regimes (full-time for-profit, full-time nonprofit, part-time for-profit, part-time nonprofit) in the manner in which human capital characteristics of the workers are rewarded. There is substantial variation in wages as a function of employee characteristics, and there is variation in wages within sectors. The results indicate that part-time jobs are ?good? jobs in center-based child care, and there exist nonprofit wage and compensation premiums, which support the property rights hypothesis.
Subjects: 
Nonprofit sector
employment
child care
JEL: 
L3
J5
J3
J2
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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