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Donating Time: Volunteers in The Organised Civil Sector

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  • Lionel Prouteau

    (Université de Nantes)

  • François-Charles Wolff

    (Université de Nantes, CNAV and INED)

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Voluntary work for an organisation, whether or not as a member, is an important phenomenon in France since it concerns 28% of the population over 15 years old. INSEEs October 2002 survey on the organised civil sector made some important and sometimes new observations about this voluntary work. It found that regular participants are in the minority even though they represent the largest proportion of providers of unpaid work. The influence of factors such as religious observance, place of residence and the presence of children in the household also varies greatly from one field to the next. However, the positive effect of initial training and a family tradition of voluntary work on participation is steadier, albeit not systematic. Involvement in voluntary work is often driven by a multitude of reasons, even if they do not all have the same motivational weight.

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Article provided by Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques in its journal Economie et Statistique.

Volume (Year): 372 (2005)
Issue (Month): (February)
Pages: 3-39

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Handle: RePEc:crs:ecosta:es372a

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Keywords: Volunteer Work; Associational Participation; Volunteer's Motivation;

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