ERIC Number: ED477401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Job Quality in Non-Profit Organizations. CPRN Research Series on Human Resources in the Non-Profit Sector.
McMullen, Kathryn; Schellenberg, Grant
The quality of jobs in nonprofit organizations in Canada was examined through a review of data from Canada's Workplace and Employer Survey, which collected data from a nationally representative sample of Canadian workplaces and paid employees in those workplaces. Key findings of the analysis were as follows: (1) overall, compared to the for-profit sector and nonprofit organizations in "quasi-public" industries (termed the "quango sector"), the nonprofit sector employs larger proportions of workers on a temporary or part-time basis; (2) average hourly earnings of managers, professionals, and technical/trades workers in the nonprofit sector lag behind those of their counterparts in the for-profit and quango sectors; (3) only a minority of non-profit employers offer benefits such as medical insurance; (4) approximately two-thirds of employees of non-profits reported that they were satisfied with both their job and overall pay and benefits, which was similar to the percentage in the quango sector and slightly lower than that in the for-profit sector; (5) only 63% of nonprofit sector employees over age 45 were satisfied with both their pay and benefits compared with 75% of employers over age 45 in the for-profit sector; and (6) many paid employees in the nonprofit sector were women with postsecondary credentials. (Thirty-one tables/charts are included. The bibliography lists 43 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Age Differences, Comparative Analysis, Compensation (Remuneration), Definitions, Employed Women, Employee Attitudes, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Foreign Countries, Fringe Benefits, Job Satisfaction, Literature Reviews, National Surveys, Nonprofit Organizations, Older Workers, Part Time Employment, Private Sector, Quality of Working Life, Salary Wage Differentials, Synthesis, Temporary Employment, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
For full text: http://www.cprn.com/docs/work/jqnpo_e.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Canadian Policy Research Networks Inc., Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada