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ERIC Number: ED498906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
College Experience and Volunteering. Fact Sheet
Marcelo, Karlo Barrios
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE)
College experience and volunteering are positively correlated. Measurable differences in civic activity exist between young people who attend college and young people who do not. This fact sheet explores volunteering as civic engagement among youth with college experience, ages 19-25, which was down for the second year in a row in 2006. The primary source of data used is the September (Volunteering) Supplement of the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey (CPS). The report also presents information on types of volunteer organizations, volunteer activities, and ways that youth get involved in volunteer activities. Volunteer rates vary by region, with the Midwest reporting the highest volunteer rate, and the Western region recording the highest median amount of volunteering. Appended information is reported by college status: (1) Current College Students; (2) College Graduates, not enrolled; (3) College Experience, not enrolled; and (4) No College Experience. (Contains 13 endnotes, 4 figures, and 11 tables.) [This document was produced by the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE).]
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). University of Maryland, School of Public Policy, 2101 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-2790; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States