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Paid and Unpaid Labour in the Social Economy. An International Perspective

Edited by Marco Musella () and Sergio Destefanis

in AIEL Series in Labour Economics from AIEL - Associazione Italiana Economisti del Lavoro

Abstract: This book provides an up-to-date analytical and empirical treatment of some important interactions between paid and unpaid labour and the social economy. The emphasis on the motivations for paid and unpaid labour, and on how these factors contribute to efficiently providing social services, gives a clear empirical counterpart to the concept of social economy. The book begins with a theoretical perspective on the development and characteristics of paid and unpaid labour in social services. Several empirical analyses, largely using novel data sets, are then provided about these phenomena in Italy, a country which has drawn broad international attention in this field, as well as in other European countries and in the US. Topics of particular interest include: preferences regarding and satisfaction with paid and unpaid labour; ownership structure and risk; ownership structure, remuneration and incentives for paid labour; characteristics of volunteer labour and its relationship with social capital endowment across Italian regions; and a comparative analysis of labour in the nonprofit sector across Europe.

Keywords: Incentives and Remuneration; Labour Markets in Service Industry; Regional Economics; Social Economy; Unpaid Labour. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A13 I00 J22 L31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
ISBN: 978-3-7908-2136-9.
Note: Published by Physica-Verlag Heidelberg.
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Introduction and Overview , pp 1-9 Downloads
Sergio Destefanis and Marco Musella
Ch 2 A Comprehensive Interpretation of Voluntary and Under-Remunerated Work , pp 11-32 Downloads
Carlo Borzaga
Ch 3 How Nonprofit Organizations Manage Risk , pp 33-46 Downloads
Dennis R. Young
Ch 4 Property Rights and Incentives in Social Cooperatives , pp 47-61 Downloads
Marco Musella and Roberta Troisi
Ch 5 The Supply of Labour and Household Production , pp 63-80 Downloads
João Sanson
Ch 6 Working for Nothing and Being Happy. The Determinants of the Satisfaction of Volunteers and Paid Workers , pp 81-95 Downloads
Miriam Michelutti and Marina Schenkel
Ch 7 Perceived Fairness and Worker Well-Being in Public, For-Profit and NonProfit Firms: Evidence from the Italian Social Service Sector , pp 97-114 Downloads
Ermanno Tortia
Ch 8 Wage Effects of Recruitment Methods: The Case of the Italian Social Service Sector , pp 115-141 Downloads
Michele Mosca and Francesco Pastore
Ch 9 The Productivity of Volunteer Labour: DEA-Based Evidence from Italy , pp 143-164 Downloads
Sergio Destefanis and Ornella Maietta
Ch 10 Volunteer Labour Supply: Micro-econometric Evidence from Italy , pp 165-181 Downloads
Damiano Fiorillo
Ch 11 Voluntary Associations and Trustworthiness: An Empirical Examination at Italian Regional Level , pp 183-196 Downloads
Giacomo Degli Antoni
Ch 12 A Comparison of Wage Inequality in For-profit, Non-Profit and Local Government Organizations: Nursing Homes in the Midwestern US , pp 197-219 Downloads
Avner Ben-Ner, Ting Ren and Darla Flint Paulson
Ch 13 Tacit Knowledge and Volunteers' Empowerment in the Fair Trade Sector , pp 221-243 Downloads
Renata Livraghi and Gabriella Pappadà
Ch 14 The ‘Re-Emergence’ of Social Enterprises in CEE and the CIS , pp 245-262 Downloads
Giulia Galera

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