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Scope and Trends of Volunteering and Associations

Smith, David Horton and Never, Brent and Abu-Rumman , Samir and Afaq , Amer K. and Bethmann , Steffen and Gavelin , Karin and Heitman , Jan H. and Jaishi , Trishna and Kutty , Ambalika D. and Mati, Jacob Mwathi and Paturyan , Yevgenya J. and Petrov , Rumen and Pospíšilová , Tereza and Svedberg , Lars and Torpe , Lars (2016) Scope and Trends of Volunteering and Associations. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations. Palgrave UK, UK, pp. 1241-1283. ISBN 978-1-137-26316-2

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This chapter has two themes: (1) the scope of formal and informal volunteering and of nonprofit, voluntary, Membership Associations (MAs) in the world, by which we mean the quantitative magnitudes of these phenomena at or near the present time, and (2) the long term and recent (past few decades) trends in these magnitudes. Global data are used, when available, but we also report data for world regions and for specific nations when feasible. We also report on estimated magnitudes of MA wealth and income, the economic value of volunteering, internal structures and processes of MAs, participation rates in MAs, methodological problems, and issues regarding computer mapping of data such at that presented in this chapter. Usable knowledge, future trends, and needed research are discussed.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jacob Mati
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 23:49
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 02:11

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