Employee benefits: Literature review and emerging issues

J H Dulebohn, Janice C Molloy, S M Pichler, B Murray

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Many have noted the lack of human resource management research on employee benefits, which is surprising because employer-sponsored benefits are a primary concern of executives and employees alike. Moreover, of special interest to scholars, benefits provide a unique opportunity to examine fundamental theoretical and empirical questions about employee behavior and contemporary employment relationships. This paper provides a foundation for such research by providing an overview of the context from which U.S. employer-provided benefit programs evolved and the contemporary state of benefits research in human resource management. Propositions related to primary employee benefit research are provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-103
Number of pages23
JournalHuman Resource Management Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009


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