Quantitative stability, qualitative change? Changing socio-economic status and value perceptions of Danish volunteers

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Changes in both socio-economic and cultural structures of societies are often assumed to have an impact on volunteering. Changing living conditions and changing values can affect both the level and the nature of volunteering. Most Western societies have over the last 30 years or more experienced changes in economic conditions, educational levels, and labor markets at the same time as cultural changes have taken place in relation to processes of individualization and reflexivity.
Based on empirical data the aim of this paper is to investigate whether and to what extent changes in the structural preconditions for volunteering have had an effect on factors that are commonly associated with volunteering. We use survey data from Denmark collected over a period from 1990 to 2008.
Translated title of the contributionFrivillighedens normalisering?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASA Annual Meeting archival website
Number of pages27
PublisherAcoustical Society of America
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInterrogating Inequality: Linking Micro and Macro: 108th ASA Annual Meeting - New York, United States
Duration: 10 Aug 201313 Aug 2013


ConferenceInterrogating Inequality: Linking Micro and Macro
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York

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