Author

Iris Winter

Defense Date

7-21-2010

Graduation Date

2010

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MA

Department

Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Pat Dunham

Committee Member

Moni McIntyre

Keywords

Benefits, Entrepreneur, Equally Owned, Flextime, Small Business, Women Owned Business

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to ascertain whether the sex of a business owner influences the benefits offered by a given business. Specifically, are female-owned businesses more likely than male-owned firms to have family-friendly employment benefits in place? My hypothesis is that there is a relationship between the sex of a business owner and the benefits that are available and offered to the employees of that firm. I use a sample drawn from the Kauffman Firm Survey Third Follow-Up that includes independently-started businesses with 5-29 employees and 1-2 owners that have been in business for 4 years. I analyze the incidence of the following benefits for both full- and part-time employees: (1) flextime/alternative work schedules, (2) health plans, (3) paid sick leave, and (4) paid vacation leave.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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