The social role played by elderly volunteers in Europe and in Italy is increasing: so, the paper analyses the policies in Europe and in Italy to enhance their social participation, intergenerational solidarity, practices of pro-sociality, as well as the elders’ social generativity at the national and European levels. A cluster analysis (with SPAD software) on a stratified randomized sample, representative of the Italian volunteers aged 65-74 years (N=146) engaged in pro-social activities, clarifies their contribution to social welfare and to personal wellbeing. A difference between young elderly (aged 65-69 years) and persons aged 70-74 emerges. Furthermore, volunteering in later life is associated with a reinforcement of self-fulfillment, and the generation of one’s social identity.

Boccacin, L., Essere volontari in età anziana: un esempio di Active Ageing, <<STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA>>, 2016; (2): 139-152 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/74942]

Essere volontari in età anziana: un esempio di Active Ageing

Boccacin, Lucia
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2016

Abstract

The social role played by elderly volunteers in Europe and in Italy is increasing: so, the paper analyses the policies in Europe and in Italy to enhance their social participation, intergenerational solidarity, practices of pro-sociality, as well as the elders’ social generativity at the national and European levels. A cluster analysis (with SPAD software) on a stratified randomized sample, representative of the Italian volunteers aged 65-74 years (N=146) engaged in pro-social activities, clarifies their contribution to social welfare and to personal wellbeing. A difference between young elderly (aged 65-69 years) and persons aged 70-74 emerges. Furthermore, volunteering in later life is associated with a reinforcement of self-fulfillment, and the generation of one’s social identity.
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Boccacin, L., Essere volontari in età anziana: un esempio di Active Ageing, <<STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA>>, 2016; (2): 139-152 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/74942]
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