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Marcus Dittrich and Bianka Mey
 
''Gender differences in volunteer activities: Evidence from German survey data''
( 2015, Vol. 35 No.1 )
 
 
Using unique data from a large-scale online survey conducted in Germany, we examine gender differences in volunteering for charitable organisations. Our findings suggest that men are more likely than women to engage in regular volunteer activities. Additionally, we find that men devote more time to charitable causes than women. However, disaggregating the volunteer labour supply by different organisations reveals that women spend more time performing volunteer work for organisations that help the poor or elderly.
 
 
Keywords: Volunteer activities, altruism, gender differences
JEL: J1 - Demographic Economics: General
D6 - Welfare Economics: General
 
Manuscript Received : Jun 17 2014 Manuscript Accepted : Mar 11 2015

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