Researching giving and volunteering in Australia

Lyons, Mark W., McGregor-Lowndes, Myles, & O'Donoghue, Philip (2006) Researching giving and volunteering in Australia. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 41(4), pp. 385-397.


The giving of time and money, mainly to private nonprofit organisations is not trivial, but in Australia has been little studied. This article introduces a special issue of the Australian Journal of Social Issues which draws on data collected in the largest study of giving and volunteering conducted in Australia hitherto. It seeks to establish terminological guidelines and reviews past Australian research on giving and volunteering, arguing that there has been a disproportionate interest in volunteering. It seeks to put to rest some common myths about giving and explores whether the increase in giving and volunteering can be attributed to government policy. It concludes by introducing the other papers in the collection.

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ID Code: 6391
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Nonprofit organisations, philanthropy, volunteering, Giving Australia
ISSN: 0157-6321
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 ACOSS
Copyright Statement: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:39

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