Volunteering and Social Inclusion

Interrelations between Unemployment and Civic Engagement in Germany and Great Britain

  • Authors
  • Susanne Strauß

About this book


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.


Institution employment job loss labour market non-profit organisations social recognition

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2008
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8350-7021-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8350-5573-5
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