The Supply of Volunteer Labor: Focusing on Board Members

Larkin, John (2016) The Supply of Volunteer Labor: Focusing on Board Members. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Mark Van Boening from Economics, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

Understanding the types of people who volunteer is an important part of understanding why people volunteer and the indications of what could make others volunteer. First, understanding the types of volunteers, specifically board members, provides the needed background and overall understanding of volunteering. This information could lead to a stronger idea of how to recruit volunteers. I will also update R. B. Freeman’s results which used 1989 CPS data compared to 2014 CPS data. I find that the 2014 CPS provides similar results compared to Freeman’s. We both found individuals are more likely to volunteer if their characteristics are associated with high values of time. I extend the regression model to focus my study on board volunteers. I find that individuals are more likely to board volunteer,if their characteristics are associated with high values of time.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Larkin, John
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. Economics
Thesis Advisor: Mark Van Boening
Thesis Advisor's Department: Economics
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Depositing User: Mr. Johnathan Larkin
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 18:04
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 18:04
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/707

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