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To volunteer or not to volunteer? A cross-country study of volunteering

  • Boguslawa Sardinha

    (Departamento de Economia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal)

  • Cesaltina Pacheco Pires


    (CEFAGE-UE, Departamento de Gestão, Universidade de Évora, Portugal)

This paper uses data from the 4th wave of the European Values Survey (EVS) to investigate the factors that in?uence the decision to participate in volunteering activities, considering both volunteering in general as well as volunteering in particular types of activities. Like previous studies we include several socioeconomic and demographic variables. However our study also includes attitudinal variables and country dummy variables that capture the impact of country speci?c factors. Our results show that there are signi?cant differences across countries in the propensity for volunteering and that the determinants of volunteeringare quite di¤erent for the various types of volunteering.

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Paper provided by University of Evora, CEFAGE-UE (Portugal) in its series CEFAGE-UE Working Papers with number 2011_16.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:cfe:wpcefa:2011_16
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  1. Schady, Norbert R., 2001. "Who participates : the supply of volunteer labor and the distribution of government programs in rural Peru," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2671, The World Bank.
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