Volunteering and Social Inclusion: Interrelations between Unemployment and Civic Engagement in Germany and Great Britain
ISBN/ASIN: 9783835070219,9783835055735 | 2008 | English | pdf | 275/285 pages | 4.34 Mb
Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Author: Susanne Strauß (auth.) | Edition: 1
Conceptualising employment and volunteering as two distinct forms of social inclusion, Susanne Strauß analyses their interrelations in Germany and Great Britain. On the basis of household panel data, she answers questions such as: Does job loss lead people to give up their volunteer work? Or do people who have lost their job keep up their volunteering activities to use them as an alternative source of social recognition? Does volunteering help with finding a new job? By comparing the situation in two different countries, the author stresses that differences in labour market institutions lead to distinct answers. Moreover, the study points to variations with respect to gender, education and the type of volunteering organisations.