Conducive macro-contexts influencing volunteering

Doug Baer, Lionel Prouteau, David Swindell, Aida Savicka, David H. Smith, Kuang Ting Tai

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This chapter reviews research on variables that affect rates of formal volunteering in various sets of territories (nations, provinces/states, counties/districts, communities), usually doing multilevel statistical modeling that simultaneously controls relevant, respondent-variables at the level of individuals. Most attention is given to country-level variables regarding macro-context effects. Results have been less consistent than at the individual level of analysis. At the country level, volunteering rates (referring hereinafter always to formal volunteering/FV) tend to be higher for nations with stronger current democracies, longer time as democracies, more welfare state expenditures per capita, higher and more Protestant religiosity, higher levels of average education, and higher gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. But being part of the Eastern (former communist) Bloc in Europe is a negative factor. In communities, often with inconsistent results, ethnic-racial heterogeneity has negative effects. Special methodological issues are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages580-606
Number of pages27
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781137263179
ISBN (Print)9781137263162
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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democracy
gross domestic product
level of education
welfare state
community
expenditures
district
time

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Baer, D., Prouteau, L., Swindell, D., Savicka, A., Smith, D. H., & Tai, K. T. (2017). Conducive macro-contexts influencing volunteering. In The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations (Vol. 1, pp. 580-606). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-26317-9_27

Conducive macro-contexts influencing volunteering. / Baer, Doug; Prouteau, Lionel; Swindell, David; Savicka, Aida; Smith, David H.; Tai, Kuang Ting.

The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations. Vol. 1 Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. p. 580-606.

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Baer, D, Prouteau, L, Swindell, D, Savicka, A, Smith, DH & Tai, KT 2017, Conducive macro-contexts influencing volunteering. in The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations. vol. 1, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 580-606. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-26317-9_27
Baer D, Prouteau L, Swindell D, Savicka A, Smith DH, Tai KT. Conducive macro-contexts influencing volunteering. In The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations. Vol. 1. Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. p. 580-606 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-26317-9_27
Baer, Doug ; Prouteau, Lionel ; Swindell, David ; Savicka, Aida ; Smith, David H. ; Tai, Kuang Ting. / Conducive macro-contexts influencing volunteering. The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations. Vol. 1 Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. pp. 580-606
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