Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-23450
Title: Public goods, private consumption, and human-capital formation: on the economics of volunteer labour supply
Author(s): Emrich, Eike
Pierdzioch, Christian
Language: English
Year of Publication: 2015
SWD key words: Ehrenamt
Deutsches Rotes Kreuz
Free key words: Volunteer labour supply
Boosted regression trees
German Red Cross
DDC notations: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Publikation type: Report
Abstract: Economists use three types of models to describe volunteer labour supply: the publicgoods model, the private-consumption model, and the human-capital model. We used data from an online survey questionnaire of volunteers working for the German Red Cross to study the extent to which each type helps to explain volunteer labour supply. To this end, we empirically studied various correlates of volunteer labour supply, including the components of utility that agents receive from volunteering. We used boosted regression trees to trace out the main correlates of volunteer labour supply, to study the relative contributions of the utility components, and potential interaction effects betwen the utility components and other correlates.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-68208
Series name: Diskussionspapiere des Europäischen Instituts für Sozioökonomie e.V. = Working papers of the European Institute for Socioeconomics
Series volume: 14
Date of registration: 10-Apr-2017
Faculty: HW - Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Department: HW - Sportwissenschaft
Former Department: bis SS 2016: SWI - Sportwissenschaftliches Institut
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