Volunteer participation in community care

Knapp, M.R.J. and Koutsogeorgopoulou, V. and Davis Smith, J. (1996) Volunteer participation in community care. Policy and Politics, 24 (2). pp. 171-192. ISSN 0305-5736. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Volunteer inputs to community care (health and social services) are important in the developing mixed economy of welfare. And community care is a common locus for volunteering activity in the UK. But who are these volunteers? And what factors<p><p>motivate and constrain volunteering. Using data from a UK household survey, the patterns of community care volunteering are examined using multivariate statistical methods. Many individual, household and other characteristics influence volunteering, with quite marked differences in the patterns for distinct types of community care activities: health and social welfare organisations generally, supporting elderly people, visiting sick or elderly people, and transporting or escorting. Methodologically, the results point to failures of previous studies and lower income groups. These and other findings have implications for community care policy and practice.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 21 May 2011 01:30
Last Modified: 21 May 2011 01:30
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26909 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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