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The Quality of Nonprofit Employment: Patterns and Dynamics of Work Organisation in the German Third Sector

  • Ingo Bode
Part of the Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies book series (NCSS)

Abstract

Nonprofit employment matters. For some time now, there is a discussion about which role nonprofit organisations do or might play in the labour market of western societies.1 Impressive figures have been put forward that show a growing share of the third sector in the labour market of Western societies. What is at stake is the capacity of nonprofit organisations to identify new demands and to provide for more jobs. Much less attention, however, was paid to the quality of employment and relating dynamics of change. Yet it seems worth to become aware of the specific structure of nonprofit labour markets, especially with regard to the organisational settings in which professional work is embedded here. By highlighting the organisational underpinnings of work in the third sector and investigating on current patterns of reorganisation, we may not only better discern the character of nonprofit employment but also understand how it will take shape as a special labour market in the near future.

Keywords

Labour Market Social Enterprise Work Setting Sector Organisation Nonprofit Sector 
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