Life Course Research

Volunteering and Social Inclusion

Interrelations between Unemployment and Civic Engagement in Germany and Great Britain

Authors: Strauß, Susanne

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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.

About the authors

Dr. Susanne Strauß holds a doctoral degree from the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) at the University of Bremen, Germany. She is an assistent professor at the Department of Sociology at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pages 17-29

  • A theoretical approach to the interrelation between volunteering and unemployment

    Pages 31-69

  • The role of volunteering for labour market integration or exclusion — German and British social policies compared

    Pages 71-117

  • Unemployment and volunteering — previous research revisited

    Pages 119-163

  • Hypotheses

    Pages 165-168

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Volunteering and Social Inclusion
Book Subtitle
Interrelations between Unemployment and Civic Engagement in Germany and Great Britain
Authors
Series Title
Life Course Research
Copyright
2008
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-8350-5573-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-8350-5573-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-8350-7021-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 275
Additional Information
Erscheint im Programm VS RESEARCH.
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