Employee Ownership and Economic Well-Being: Household Wealth, Job Stability, and Employment Quality Among Employee-Owners Age 28 to 34 - CLEO Skip to main content


The National Center for Employee Ownership has released results from the first phase of an ongoing research project that compares the economic well-being of employee-owners early in their careers with that of other young workers. The findings, based on data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, are remarkable.

The dataset’s powerful sampling design allowed us to explore the impact of employee ownership on diverse groups of young workers ages 28 to 34.

Employee-owners have better outcomes across a wide variety of measures of economic well-being, and those differences apply to the respondents as a whole and to specific demographic groups.