Volunteering in later life: research frontiers.

@article{MorrowHowell2010VolunteeringIL,
  title={Volunteering in later life: research frontiers.},
  author={Nancy L. Morrow-Howell},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={461-9}
}
OBJECTIVES This review summarizes the current knowledge about volunteering in later life and suggests 5 research questions at the forefront of knowledge development. RESULTS Rates of volunteering do not decline significantly until the middle of the 7th decade, and older volunteers commit more hours than younger volunteers. Older adults with more human and social capital tend to volunteer, and there is good evidence of a reciprocal relationship between volunteering and well-being. Program and… CONTINUE READING
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