Volunteer work, informal help, and care among the 50+ in Europe: further evidence for 'linked' productive activities at older ages.

@article{Hank2008VolunteerWI,
  title={Volunteer work, informal help, and care among the 50+ in Europe: further evidence for 'linked' productive activities at older ages.},
  author={Karsten Hank and Stephanie Stuck},
  journal={Social science research},
  year={2008},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={1280-91}
}
Taking a cross-national perspective, we investigate linkages between volunteer work, informal help, and care among Europeans aged 50 or older. Based on 27,297 personal interviews from the 2004 Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, we estimate univariate and multivariate probit models, which allow us to analyze the interrelationship between those non-market productive activities. There is substantial variation in the participation in volunteering, helping, and caring between… CONTINUE READING

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