The mitigating influence of volunteer work on risk of long-term unemployment

Erik Petrovski, Sofie Dencker-Larsen, Anders Holm

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In addition to benefiting others, volunteer work is argued to supply volunteers themselves with skills, reputation, and social connections that increase overall employability. We test this hypothesized link between volunteer work and employability with a high-quality 2012 Danish survey sample of 1,796 individuals of working age. The survey data is linked to administrative registers with individual level data on unemployment. A combination of detailed controls, lagged dependent variables, and instrumental variable regression is used in order to determine cause and effect. Our findings show that volunteers generally do not have a statistically significantly reduced risk or rate of unemployment.
StatusUdgivet - 2016
BegivenhedISTR's 12th International Conference: The Third Sector in Transition: Accountability, Transparency, and Social Inclusion - Ersta Skondal University College , Stockholm, Sverige
Varighed: 28 jun. 20161 jul. 2016 (Link til konference)


KonferenceISTR's 12th International Conference
LokationErsta Skondal University College

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