Doing well by doing good. The relationship between formal volunteering and self-reported health and happiness.

Abstract

In this paper, we examine whether engaging in voluntary work leads to greater well-being, as measured by self-reported health and happiness. Drawing on data from the USA, our estimates suggest that people who volunteer report better health and greater happiness than people who do not, a relationship that is not driven by socio-economic differences between… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.01.011

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