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Continuity and Change in Voluntary Action: Patterns, Trends and Understandings

Rose Lindsey and John Mohan


This book provides a longitudinal perspective on change and continuity in voluntary action in recent decades in the UK. Drawing on more than 30 years of different quantitative and qualitative data, its longitudinal, mixed-methods approach offers insights into recent and contemporary British voluntary action. The book deploys a range of quantitative data sources on individual behaviour, both cross-sectional and longitudinal, to analyse aggregate trends in individual engagement in both formal and informal volunteering, in the level and frequency of engagement, the types of activities that volunt ... More

Keywords: formal volunteering, informal volunteering, longitudinal analyses, mixed-methods, lifecourse perspectives, public attitudes to welfare, trends in voluntary action, welfare policy, voluntary sector policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447324836
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447324836.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rose Lindsey, author
University of Southampton

John Mohan, author
University of Birmingham