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Author Strauss, Susanne.

Title Volunteering and social inclusion : interrelations between unemployment and civic engagement in Germany and Great Britain / Susanne Strauss ; with a foreword by Steffen Hillmert
Edition First edition
Published Wiesbaden : VS, Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (290 pages) : illustrations
Series VS research. Life course research
VS research. Life course research.
Contents A theoretical approach to the interrelation between volunteering and unemployment -- The role of volunteering for labour market integration or exclusion - German and British social policies compared -- Unemployment and volunteering - previous research revisited -- Hypotheses -- Methodological approach: cross-national and longitudinal -- Empirical results: Interrelations between volunteering and labour market inclusion or exclusion -- Discussion and conclusion
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-280)
Notes Print version record
Subject Voluntarism -- Germany.
Voluntarism -- Great Britain.
Occupations -- Germany.
Occupations -- Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008423263
ISBN 9783835055735
9783835070219 (paper)
3835070215 (paper)