publication . Article . 2015

Gender differences in volunteer activities: Evidence from German survey data

Bianka Mey;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
Abstract
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.
Subjects
free text keywords: Volunteer activities, altruism, gender differences, jel:J1, jel:D6
Related Organizations
33 references, page 1 of 3

Andreoni, J. and L. Vesterlund (2001). Which is the fair sex? Gender differences in altruism. Quarterly Journal of Economics 116 (1), 293-312. [OpenAIRE]

Bekkers, R. (2010). Who gives what and when? A scenario study of intentions to give time and money. Social Science Research 39 (3), 369-381. [OpenAIRE]

Cappellari, L., P. Ghinetti, and G. Turati (2011). On time and money donations. Journal of Socio-Economics 40 (6), 853-867.

Carlin, P. S. (2001). Evidence on the volunteer labor supply of married women. Southern Economic Journal 67 (4), 801-824.

Carpenter, J. and C. K. Myers (2010). Why volunteer? Evidence on the role of altruism, image, and incentives. Journal of Public Economics 94 (11-12), 911-920.

Clary, E. G., M. Snyder, and A. A. Stukas (1996). Volunteers' motivations: Findings from a national survey. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 25 (4), 485-505. [OpenAIRE]

Croson, R. T. and U. Gneezy (2009). Gender differences in preferences. Journal of Economic Literature 47 (2), 448-474. [OpenAIRE]

Day, K. M. and R. A. Devlin (1997). Can volunteer work help explain the male-female earnings gap? Applied Economics 29 (6), 707-721.

Day, K. M. and R. A. Devlin (1998). The payoff to work without pay: Volunteer work as an investment in human capital. Canadian Journal of Economics 31 (5), 1179-1191.

Dufwenberg, M. and A. Muren (2006). Gender composition in teams. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 61 (1), 50-54.

Eckel, C. C. and P. J. Grossman (1996). The relative price of fairness: Gender differences in a punishment game. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 30 (2), 143-158.

Eckel, C. C. and P. J. Grossman (1998). Are women less selfish than men? Evidence from dictator experiments. Economic Journal 108 (448), 726-735. [OpenAIRE]

Eckel, C. C. and P. J. Grossman (2008). Differences in the economic decisions of men and women: Experimental evidence. In C. Plott and V. Smith (Eds.), Handbook of experimental economics results, Volume 1, pp. 509-519. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Einolf, C. J. (2011). Gender differences in the correlates of volunteering and charitable giving. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 40 (6), 1092-1112.

Fehr, E., M. Naef, and K. Schmidt (2006). The role of equality, efficiency, and Rawlsian motives in social preferences: A reply to Engelmann and Strobel. American Economic Review 96 (5), 1912-1917. [OpenAIRE]

33 references, page 1 of 3
Powered by OpenAIRE Open Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue
publication . Article . 2015

Gender differences in volunteer activities: Evidence from German survey data

Bianka Mey;