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Title Active ageing : Voluntary work by older people in Europe / edited by Andrea Principi, Per H. Jensen, Giovanni Lamura.

Imprint Bristol : Policy Press, 2014.

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Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I Realising volunteering by older people in Europe An overarching approach -- one. Introduction: enhancing volunteering in later life in Europe / Andrea Principi -- two. Volunteering in older age: a conceptual and analytical framework / Andrea Principi -- pt. II Opportunities and restrictions for older volunteers National experiences -- three. Older volunteers in Italy: an underestimated phenomenon? / Giovanni Lamura -- four. Older volunteers in Denmark: a large voluntary sector in a highly developed welfare state / Per H. Jensen -- five. Older volunteers in Germany: opportunities and restrictions in the welfare mix / Frerich Frerichs -- six. Older volunteers in England: towards greater flexibility and inclusiveness? / Yuxin Li -- seven. Older volunteers in France: recognising their social utility in a less and less corporatist welfare state / Melissa Petit -- eight. Older volunteers in Poland: the heritage of a Socialist regime / Jolanta Perek-Bialas -- nine. Older volunteers in Sweden: a welfare state in transition / Dominique Anxo -- ten. Older volunteers in the Netherlands: new challenges to an old tradition / Wieteke Conen -- pt. III Opportunities and restrictions for older volunteers Case studies in European voluntary organisations -- eleven. Voluntary organisations' characteristics and practices towards older volunteers / Jolanta Perek-Bialas -- twelve. Organisational reflections on the impact of working and caring on older volunteering / Andrea Principi -- thirteen. Organisations' age management of older volunteers: pointing to the future / Andrea Principi -- pt. IV Conclusions -- fourteen. Conclusions: enhancing volunteering by older people in Europe / Per H. Jensen.
Summary '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 pattern and factors conditioning volunteering among older people has so far been an under-researched topic in Europe and this is the first book to study volunteering among older people comparatively and comprehensively.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Note This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode
Subject Voluntarism -- Europe.
Older people -- Europe.
Care of the elderly.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gerontology.
Older people. (OCoLC)fst01199093
Voluntarism. (OCoLC)fst01168976
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Principi, Andrea.
Other Form: Print version: Principi, Andrea. Active ageing. Policy Press 2014 1306823811
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