When to Work for Pay, When Not to: A Comparative Study of Australian and Danish Volunteer Care Workers

@article{Overgaard2016WhenTW,
  title={When to Work for Pay, When Not to: A Comparative Study of Australian and Danish Volunteer Care Workers},
  author={C. Overgaard},
  journal={VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations},
  year={2016},
  volume={27},
  pages={810-830}
}
  • C. Overgaard
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations
  • This paper explores the links between volunteers care workers’ current unpaid work and their own present or former paid work with the objective of analysing the ways welfare states influence volunteer care work. Data were collected between August 2012 and May 2013 through 41 face-to-face interviews with Danish and Australian volunteers working with the frail elderly, very sick and terminally ill. Three related arguments are made. One, paid and unpaid care work are so intertwined that it is not… CONTINUE READING
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