Differential Benefits of Volunteering Across the Life Course

  title={Differential Benefits of Volunteering Across the Life Course},
  author={Marieke Van Willigen},
Objectives. Studies often fail to adequately test the causal relationship between volunteering and well-being. Yet the media and empirical research have focused attention on the impact of volunteering on the well-being of elderly persons. This study addresses two questions: First, does volunteering improve the psychological and physical well-being of elderly persons? Second, do elderly volunteers experience different benefits than younger adults? 
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