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Formal volunteering and self-perceived health. Causal evidence from the UK-SILC

Fiorillo, Damiano and Nappo, Nunzia (2015): Formal volunteering and self-perceived health. Causal evidence from the UK-SILC.

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Abstract

The paper assesses the causal relationship between formal volunteering and individual health. The econometric analysis employs data provided by the Income and Living Conditions Survey for the United Kingdom carried out by the European Union’s Statistics (UK-SILC) in 2006. Based on 2SLS, treatment effect and recursive bivariate probit models, and religious participation as instrument variable, and controlling for social and cultural capital, our results show a positive and causal relationship between formal volunteering and self-perceived health.

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