Part-time work and activity in voluntary associations in Great Britain
Kamerade, D 2009, 'Part-time work and activity in voluntary associations in Great Britain' , Sociological Research Online, 14 (5) , p. 2.
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This paper evaluates both the economic, or rational choice, and sociological theories to examine the effects of part-time working on employees' activity in voluntary associations. Using longitudinal data analysis of the British Household Panel Survey from 1993 to 2005, this study demonstrates that, in Britain, part-time work increases the likelihood of individual level involvement in expressive voluntary associations (i.e. associations orientated to relatively immediate benefits for their members) but it is negatively related to their involvement in instrumental-expressive (such as trade unions and professionals' associations) and instrumental (political, environmental, and voluntary service) associations. The main conclusion is that time is an important resource for activity in expressive voluntary associations; however, for activity in instrumental and instrumental-expressive associations other factors are more important.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Part-Time Work, Political Groups, Social Capital, Trade Unions, Voluntary Associations|
|Themes:||Health and Wellbeing
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|Schools:||Schools > Salford Business School
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|Journal or Publication Title:||Sociological Research Online|
|Funders:||Leslie Wilson Research Fellowship (Magdalene College), Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust, ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship|
|Depositing User:||D Kamerade|
|Date Deposited:||27 Feb 2013 15:10|
|Last Modified:||08 Nov 2015 23:04|
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