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dc.contributor.authorSwindell, Richard
dc.contributor.authorVassella, Kenneth
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-22T06:44:41Z
dc.date.available2020-01-22T06:44:41Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.issn14406381
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1741-6612.1999.tb00083.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/119278
dc.description.abstractObjective: To ascribe a dollar value to voluntarism in Australian and New Zealand Universities of the Third Age (U3A). Method: Questionnaires were sent to administrators of all U3As in Australia and NZ asking them to itemise and quantify every activity carried out by volunteers in their organisations. Hours were totalled by country and, using a notional value of $10 per hour, an overall dollar worth was calculated. Results: The value of U3A voluntarism in Australia is more than $4 million annually. For NZ, the value is more than $300,000. Conclusion: The value of voluntarism by older people tends to be taken for granted or overlooked entirely by many in society. In today's cost‐benefit focused climate a monetary equivalent should be calculated for voluntarism and the real value included with other measures of national productivity.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherCouncil on the Ageing
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom19
dc.relation.ispartofpageto22
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Journal on Ageing
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleMoney Talks: Ascribing a Dollar Value to Voluntarism in Australian and New Zealand U3As
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSwindell, Richard F.
gro.griffith.authorVassella, Kenneth C.


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