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Conclusions: Enhancing Volunteering by Older People in Europe

Andrea Principi, Giovanni Lamura, and Per H. Jensen

in Active ageing: Voluntary work by older people in Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307204
eISBN:
9781447303145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307204.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter sheds light on two main aspects of volunteering in older age. The first one is the comparative explanation of volunteering in older age in Europe, in terms of size and composition. ... More


Active ageing: Voluntary work by older people in Europe

Andrea Principi, Per H. Jensen, and Giovanni Lamura (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307204
eISBN:
9781447303145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307204.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

‘Active ageing’ has become a key phrase in discourses about challenges and remedies for demographic ageing and the enrolment of older adults into voluntary work is an important dimension of it. The ... More


Voluntary Organisations' Characteristics and Practices towards Older Volunteers

Andrea Principi and Jolanta Perek-Białas

in Active ageing: Voluntary work by older people in Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307204
eISBN:
9781447303145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307204.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter is the first one, out of three that focus on opportunities and restrictions for older volunteers from an organisational perspective, based on 73 case studies carried out among European ... More


Older Volunteers in Italy: An Underestimated Phenomenon?

Andrea Principi, Carlos Chiatti, and Giovanni Lamura

in Active ageing: Voluntary work by older people in Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307204
eISBN:
9781447303145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307204.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter informs on the main opportunities and restrictions for older volunteers in Italy, through an examination across different levels (i.e. micro, meso, macro and structural). For example, ... More


Older Volunteers in the Netherlands: New Challenges to an Old Tradition

Joop Schippers and Wieteke Conen

in Active ageing: Voluntary work by older people in Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307204
eISBN:
9781447303145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307204.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Despite major changes in the Dutch welfare system and an increase in labour market participation the number of older volunteers has been and still is increasing. The typical Dutch older volunteer is ... More


Older Volunteers in Denmark: A Large Voluntary Sector in a Highly Developed Welfare State

Per H. Jensen

in Active ageing: Voluntary work by older people in Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307204
eISBN:
9781447303145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307204.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The Danish Social Democratic Welfare regime is characterized by the combination of a strong welfare state, a strong civil society, high levels of labor force participation and a dual breadwinner ... More


Older Volunteers in Sweden: A Welfare State in Transition

Per-Åke Andersson and Dominique Anxo

in Active ageing: Voluntary work by older people in Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447307204
eISBN:
9781447303145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307204.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The main objective of this chapter is to describe the mains features of the Swedish voluntary sector and the enrolment of older people in this sector. Sweden has a large non-profit and volunteer ... More


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