It’s Complicated: Nonprofit Organizations and Wage Equity

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Nonprofit Quarterly
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The nonprofit sector has a long, complex relationship with compensation. With a workforce that in the author's home state of Minnesota is roughly three-quarters female and traditions of low wages these days, nonprofit workers are proving unwilling to accept second-class status.

While the historical wage gap between nonprofit and those employed either by for-profit firms or the government is narrowing, nonprofits face mixed feelings from the public and funders about whether their employees deserve to earn wages comparable to business or government workers.

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