Quotation Bittschi, Benjamin, Pennerstorfer, Astrid, Schneider, Ulrike. 2013. Paid and unpaid labor in non-profit organizations: Does the substitution effect exist? Institute for Social Policy, Working Paper 1/2013.


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In nonprofit organizations (NPOs) volunteers often work alongside paid workers. Such a coproduction setting can lead to tension between the two worker groups. This paper examines for the first time if and how volunteers influence the separation of paid employees, and thus it contributes to the debate over whether volunteers can substitute paid workers. Using Austrian data on an organizational level we find a significant impact of volunteers on the separations of paid workers in NPOs facing increased competition. These findings support the assumption that a partial substitution effect exists between paid workers and volunteers.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title Paid and unpaid labor in non-profit organizations: Does the substitution effect exist?
Title of whole publication Institute for Social Policy, Working Paper 1/2013
Year 2013
URL http://www.wu.ac.at/sozialpolitik/pub/wp0113

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Bittschi, Benjamin (Details)
Pennerstorfer, Astrid (Details)
Schneider, Ulrike (Details)
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Institute for Social Policy IN (Details)
Department of Socioeconomics DP (Details)
Research Institute for Economics of Aging FI (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5304 Labour market research (Details)
5363 Non-profit-sector research (NPO, NPI) (Details)
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