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Offerta di attivita` gratuita in Italia: un’analisi micro-econometrica


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  • Damiano Fiorillo

    (Dipartimento di Studi Economici, Universita' degli Studi di Napoli 'Parthenope')


This paper studies the factors that determine unpaid labour in a voluntary organization, a political party and a trade union. Official data has been taken from Indagine Multiscopo sulla Famiglia, Aspetti della Vita Quotidiana (1997), of the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT). In particular, the study looks at whether the decision to do voluntary work is a consumer activity and/or an investment activity. Empirical evidence shows that the supply of employed volunteers in a voluntary organization presents characteristics both of consumer and investment activity. The investment motive drives the employed individuals to offer time to a political party and a trade union, while the private consumer and the relational goods consumer encourage unemployed individuals to donate time to a voluntary organization.

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Article provided by Vita e Pensiero, Pubblicazioni dell'Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in its journal Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali.

Volume (Year): 117 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 23-59

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Handle: RePEc:vep:journl:y:2009:v:117:i:1:p:23-59

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Keywords: voluntary work; social capital; relational goods;

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  1. Damiano Fiorillo, 2012. "Volunteer work and domain satisfactions: evidence from Italy," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 39(2), pages 97-124, January.


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