Volunteer Activity and the Demands of Work and Family

Volunteer Activity and the Demands of Work and Family

Volunteer Activity and the Demands of Work and Family

Volunteer Activity and the Demands of Work and Familys

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Gomez, Rafael et Gunderson, Morley. 2003. «Volunteer Activity and the Demands of Work and Family ». Relations industrielles / Industrial Relations, vol. 58, no 4, p. 573-587.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« The purpose of this paper is to analyze the determinants of volunteer activity through the theoretical perspective of a household production function that encompasses both the ’warm glow’ and the productive aspects of volunteering for various groups in the employment relationship. » (p. 575)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
« The econometric analysis is based on Cycle 9 of the Canadian General Social Survey (GSS) of 1994. » (p. 576)

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« The importance of volunteer activity for employees, employers and governmental and non-governmental organizations that are increasingly relying on volunteers is discussed, followed by an econometric analysis relating volunteer activity to a variety of characteristics of work and family as well as to personal and demographic characteristics of the volunteers. The analysis is based on Cycle 9 of the Canadian General Social Survey (GSS) of 1994 - an ideal data set since it links volunteer activity to a wide range of characteristics of work and family. The results are interpreted through the lens of a household production function framework, highlighting the importance of time cost and income, but also characteristics of work and family. » (p. 573)