Active Ageing: Voluntary Work by Older People in Europe
Andrea Principi, Per H. Jensen, Giovanni Lamura
Policy Press, 2014 - Social Science - 352 pages
"Active ageing" has become a key phrase in the discourses about healthy aging processes, and one important way that it has been achieved in Europe is through the engagement of older people in volunteer work. Active Ageing offers a much-needed compendium of research on volunteerism among seniors. Ranging across eight European countries, the contributors highlight how different levels in the structure of volunteering--from local to national--interact, and how these interactions either facilitate or hinder seniors' inclusion in voluntary work. They go on to offer policy suggestions for a more integrated strategy that can better support this unique group of volunteer workers.
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enhancing volunteering in later life in Europe
a conceptual and analytical framework
an underestimated phenomenon?
a large voluntary sector in a highly developed welfare state
opportunities and restrictions in the welfare mix
towards greater flexibility and inclusiveness?
recognising their social utility in a less and less corporatist welfare state
the heritage of a Socialist regime
a welfare state in transition
new challenges to an old tradition
11 Voluntary organisations characteristics and practices towards older volunteers
12 Organisational reflections on the impact of working and caring on older volunteering
pointing to the future
enhancing volunteering by older people in Europe
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