Participation in volunteering and unpaid work

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13 Februāris 2011
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Just over 20% of Europeans take part in voluntary and charitable activities, though there are wide differences between Member States. The highest rates are seen in the Nordic Member States (Denmark, Finland, Sweden) and the lowest rates are in Bulgaria, Greece, Malta, PortugRead more
Just over 20% of Europeans take part in voluntary and charitable activities, though there are wide differences between Member States. The highest rates are seen in the Nordic Member States (Denmark, Finland, Sweden) and the lowest rates are in Bulgaria, Greece, Malta, Portugal, Romania and Spain. People with a high level of educational attainment are more likely to be volunteers, as are those who attend religious services regularly. Based on data from the second European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS), conducted by Eurofound in 2007, this report examines the factors underpinning people’s decision to volunteer, the amount of time devoted to volunteering among those who participate and whether participation is associated with greater life satisfaction. The study also looks at unpaid work (which includes caring and housework), the amount of time spent on it and the characteristics of those who do it frequently.
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    Dzīves kvalitātes novērošana Eiropā: līdzdalība brīvprātīgā un neapmaksātā darbā - Kopsavilkums

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    Eurofound
    Šajā pētījumā sniegti empīriski pierādījumi par brīvprātīgu un neapmaksātu darbu Eiropas Savienībā. Brīvprātīgā darba definīcija ir grūti formulējama, jo īpaši, salīdzinot situāciju dažādās valstīs. Skaidra atšķirība starp oficiālu un neoficiālu brīvprātīgo darbu ir vēlama, bet to ir grūti nodalīt, ņemot vērā faktu, ka dalībvalstīs ir atšķirīgas tradīcijas un izpratnes. Šajā pētījumā uzmanība ir koncentrēta uz oficiālu brīvprātīgo darbu – tas ir brīvprātīgs darbs, kuru veic organizētā veidā, parasti kādas organizācijas aizbildnībā.


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  • European Quality of Life Survey 2007

    Eurofound's European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) examines both the objective circumstances of European citizens' lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. This series consists of outputs from the EQLS 2007, the second edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2003.

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