June 03, 2022 | News | Europe and the U.S.
Volunteering Increases After Retirement
MPIDR Researchers Peter Eibich and Angelo Lorenti and a colleague studied the causal effect of retirement on voluntary work in Europe and the U.S. They found an increase in volunteering rates in all countries analyzed. Their paper was recently published in the journal Labour Economics.
- The causal effect of retirement on voluntary work in Europe and the U.S. was studied.
- Retirement increases frequency of voluntary work.
- These findings are remarkably consistent across countries.
- The effects are stronger and more precisely estimated for men than for women.
On Twitter, Peter Eibich tells us how the study came about and why the results are important. Twitter Thread
Eibich, P., Lorenti, A., Mosca, I.: Does retirement affect voluntary work provision? Evidence from Europe and the U.S.. Labour Economics. (2022) DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2022.102185
Authors and Affiliations
Peter Eibich, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Angelo Lorenti, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
Irene Mosca, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland