Elderly volunteering and well-being: a cross-European comparison based on SHARE data

Debbie Haski-Leventhal*

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Abstract

This paper, based on Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) data, analyzes the relation between volunteering and well-being among 30,023 Europeans aged 50 and above in 12 countries. There is an overall positive correlation between volunteering and perceived health, life satisfaction, and self-life expectancy and a negative correlation to depression. However, in some countries the correlation is much stronger than in others.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-404
Number of pages17
JournalVoluntas
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes

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