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Does volunteer work pay off in the labor market ?

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  • Lionel Prouteau

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    (LEMNA - Laboratoire d'économie et de management de Nantes Atlantique - UN - Université de Nantes)

  • Francois-Charles Wolff

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    (LEMNA - Laboratoire d'économie et de management de Nantes Atlantique - UN - Université de Nantes)

Focusing on the investment motive for volunteer work, this paper examines whether volunteer work has an economic payoff upon the labor market in France. Using a switching regression model with endogenous switching, we find that in the public sector volunteers receive a positive wage premium that exerts no significant impact on their involvement, while the premium is negative and insignificant in the private sector. We also find little evidence of the presence of alternative types of returns on the labor market, such as employment mobility or entry into the labor market. Our findings are more consistent with a consumption motive.

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Date of creation: 2006
Publication status: Published in Journal of Socio-Economics, Elsevier, 2006, 35, pp. 992-1013
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00973951
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