Sex, Entrepreneurship, and Benefits: The Role of Small Business Owners in Promoting Gender Equity in the Workplace through Benefits Offerings
Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Benefits, Entrepreneur, Equally Owned, Flextime, Small Business, Women Owned Business
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.
Winter, I. (2010). Sex, Entrepreneurship, and Benefits: The Role of Small Business Owners in Promoting Gender Equity in the Workplace through Benefits Offerings (Master's thesis, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1373