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Caregiving and volunteering among older people in Sweden - prevalences and profiles
Ersta Sköndal Högskola, Enheten för forskning om det civila samhället.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9702-2043
Linköpings universitet, NISAL - Nationella institutet för forskning om äldre och åldrande.
2009 (English)In: Journal of Aging & Social Policy, ISSN 0895-9420, E-ISSN 1545-0821, Vol. 21, no 4, 352-373 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examines the role of older people in Swedish society by exploring the prevalence of their informal caregiving and volunteering and by analyzing the profiles of these contributors of unpaid work. Data were collected by means of telephone interviews in a Swedish representative survey conducted in 2005. Our analysis reveals three distinct profiles of people involved in unpaid activities. One of these consists of those involved both in informal helpgiving and volunteering, a group that has been labeled “super helpers” or “doers” in earlier research. It is important for social policy planners to recognize these groups of older people and better understand the dynamics of their unpaid work in order to ascertain whether they might need support as providers and to enhance their well-being. There does not seem to be any simple contradiction between the parallel existence of a universal welfare model of the Swedish kind and an extensive civil society in which older people play important roles as active citizens.

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Haworth Press , 2009. Vol. 21, no 4, 352-373 p.
Keyword [en]
civil society, informal care, older people, volunteering, welfare state
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Social Sciences Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-23645DOI: 10.1080/08959420903167066ISI: 000283324800004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-23645DiVA: diva2:1059385
Available from: 2010-01-04 Created: 2016-12-21 Last updated: 2016-12-22Bibliographically approved

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