AIEL Series in Labour Economics

Paid and Unpaid Labour in the Social Economy

An International Perspective

Editors: Destefanis, Sergio, Musella, Marco (Eds.)

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About this book

The book provides an up-to-date analytical and empirical treatment of some important interactions between paid and unpaid labour and the social economy. The emphasis on the motivations for paid and unpaid labour, and on how these factors contribute to efficiently providing social services, gives a clear empirical counterpart to the concept of social economy.

The book begins with a theoretical perspective on the development and characteristics of paid and unpaid labour in social services. Several empirical analyses, largely using novel data sets, are then provided about these phenomena in Italy, a country which has drawn broad international attention in this field, as well as in other European countries and in the US.

Topics of particular interest include: preferences regarding and satisfaction with paid and unpaid labour; ownership structure and risk; ownership structure, remuneration and incentives for paid labour; characteristics of volunteer labour and its relationship with social capital endowment across Italian regions; and a comparative analysis of labour in the nonprofit sector across Europe.

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From the reviews:

“The editors gathered in a single volume 13 papers presented in the framework of the session dedicated to the topic of paid and unpaid labour at the twenty-first annual conference of the Italian Association of Labour Economists (University of Udine 2006). … the target readers of the book are labour economists … . Overall, the ensemble of essays that form this book demonstrates on scientific basis the economic value of volunteer labour that social economy structures succeed to capitalize.” (Nicolae Cuta, Voluntas, Vol. 23, 2012)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview

    Destefanis, Sergio (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • A Comprehensive Interpretation of Voluntary and Under-Remunerated Work

    Borzaga, Carlo

    Pages 11-32

  • How Nonprofit Organizations Manage Risk

    Young, Dennis R.

    Pages 33-46

  • Property Rights and Incentives in Social Cooperatives

    Musella, Marco (et al.)

    Pages 47-61

  • The Supply of Labour and Household Production

    Sanson, João R.

    Pages 63-80

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-7908-2137-6
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Hardcover $169.99
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Softcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-7908-2579-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paid and Unpaid Labour in the Social Economy
Book Subtitle
An International Perspective
Editors
  • Sergio Destefanis
  • Marco Musella
Series Title
AIEL Series in Labour Economics
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-2137-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-2137-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2136-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2579-4
Series ISSN
1863-916X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 262
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
Topics