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dc.contributor.authorDawson , Chris
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Paul
dc.contributor.authorDowell, David John
dc.identifier.citationDawson , C , Baker , P & Dowell , D J 2019 , ' Getting into the ‘giving habit’ : the dynamics of volunteering in the UK ' , Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations , vol. First Online .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 259378207
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: ff1521fe-38e7-401e-b6d1-30edf1a87457
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85067941395
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-4788-5240/work/64361474
dc.description.abstractScholarship on volunteering has paid insufficient attention to how experiences of volunteering in the past affect current and future participation. The importance of this relationship is emphasized by the introduction of public policies across the globe focusing on national service programmes and community service in schools with the underlying intention of inducing ongoing pro-social behavior. Using the UK longitudinal data, this article analyzes the prevalence of persistent individual volunteering behavior over the life-course, and most importantly, the extent to which past volunteering has a causal influence on current and future participation. Strong evidence of this relationship is provided, suggesting that volunteer-stimulating policy measures—such as the UK government’s National Citizen Service initiative for all young people between 16 and 17 years of age—will have a more profound effect because they do not only affect current volunteering activities but are also likely to induce a permanent change in favor of volunteering.
dc.relation.ispartofVoluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizationsen
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2019 This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.en
dc.subjectSocial policyen
dc.subjectVoluntary worken
dc.subjectWarm glowen
dc.subjectSocial capitalen
dc.subjectHD28 Management. Industrial Managementen
dc.titleGetting into the ‘giving habit’ : the dynamics of volunteering in the UKen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Managementen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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