Work histories and voluntary association memberships


Journal Article

We explore the impact of work histories on voluntary association memberships. Stable work histories are associated with more membership months over a 15-year period, in contrast to a "disorderly" sequence of jobs, which results in fewer membership months. Men's work histories affect only their job-related memberships; women's work histories affect a wider range. These results suggest that current trends in the restructuring of work toward more contingent employment will decrease rates of civic participation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rotolo, T; Wilson, J

Published Date

  • December 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 603 - 619

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0884-8971

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1023/B:SOFO.0000003005.94372.00

Citation Source

  • Scopus