ERIC Number: EJ656801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Neighbourly Acts--Volunteering, Social Capital and Democracy.
Wilkinson, Jennifer; Bittman, Michael
Australian Journal on Volunteering, v7 n2 p32-44 2002
Robert Putnam's view of social capital considers the decline in volunteering as a crisis for democracy. However, data on volunteering in Australia from 1974-1997 indicate that there is likely to be a significant increase in total volunteer hours. Beyond the contribution to democratic society, the values implicit in volunteering increase the capacity for compassion and caring. (Contains 24 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Democracy, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Helping Relationship, Population Trends, Social Capital, Social Networks, Volunteers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Australia