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Does it Pay for Women to Volunteer?

Robert Sauer ()

No 31, CHILD Working Papers Series from Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic Economics (CHILD) - CCA

Abstract: This paper estimates the economic and non-economic returns to volunteering for prime-aged women. Estimates of a DCDP model indicate that an extra year of volunteer experience increases wage offers by 8.5% in future part-time work and by 2.6% in future full-time work. On average, working for free increases lifetime earnings by 16.7%. The economic returns to volunteering are more important than the non-economic returns in increasing lifetime utility. The model also reveals an adverse selection mechanism into volunteering that helps explain why reduced-form regressions of the returns to working for free will likely be downward biased.

Keywords: Volunteering; Female Labor Supply; Marriage; Fertility; Negative Selection; Dynamic Programming; Simulated Maximum Likelihood (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C35 C53 C61 D91 J12 J13 J22 J24 J31 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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Journal Article: DOES IT PAY FOR WOMEN TO VOLUNTEER? (2015) Downloads
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