What Affects Hispanic Volunteering in the United States: Comparing the Current Population Survey, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and the AIM Giving and Volunteering Survey

Lili Wang, Carlton F. Yoshioka, Robert Ashcraft

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    Abstract

    This study examines Hispanic formal volunteering and the cultural, social, and community context factors that affect their decision to volunteer. Using data from three surveys in the United States, the study finds that religious attendance, cultural background, and education are the most consistent and significant predictors of Hispanic formal volunteering. Religious attendance has a stronger positive impact on Hispanic volunteering than on non-Hispanics. The impacts of income, social resources, and community characteristics on Hispanics' volunteering vary by surveys. Secular organizations serving children and youth and religious organizations are the favorite organizations for Hispanic volunteers.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)125-148
    Number of pages24
    JournalVoluntas
    Volume24
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2013

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    income
    education
    community
    resource
    resources
    Income
    Panel study
    Current population survey
    Volunteering
    decision
    youth
    Volunteers
    Attendance
    Factors
    Social resources
    Predictors
    Education

    Keywords

    • Community context
    • Hispanic
    • Religion
    • Survey methodology
    • Volunteering

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Earth-Surface Processes

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