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Unpaid Eldercare in the United States, 2013-14: Data from the American Time Use Survey

Categories: Elderly,Statistics,Volunteering

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/elcare_09232015.pdf

16% or 40.4 million Americans age 15+ provide unpaid care to individuals who need assistance because of a condition related to aging.   This report provides information about the characteristics of those who provide such care, the time spent providing it, and the nature of the activities they offered. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Parent and Family Involvement in Education, From the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Volunteering

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013028rev.pdf

Covers parent involvement in their child’s education including help with homework, family activities, and parent involvement at school.  Covers children enrolled in public and private schools and those who are homeschooled.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Volunteering in the United States, 2014

Categories: Statistics,Volunteering

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/volun.pdf

Volunteer rate was 25.3% for the year ending in September 2014.  Provides information on volunteering rates by gender, age, race/ethnicity, marital status, education level, and employment status.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Volunteering in the United States 2013

Categories: Statistics,Volunteering

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/volun.pdf

The volunteer rate declined by 1.1% to 25.4% for the year ending in September 2013.  About 62 million people volunteered their labor for an organization during the year.  Also provides information on the demographic characteristics of those who volunteer.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Unpaid Eldercare in the United States, 2011-2012

Categories: Elderly,Statistics,Volunteering

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/elcare.pdf

Provides estimates on the number of Americans age 15 and over who provide care for the elderly on a regular basis.  Covers the relationship between the care giver and the cared for, the amount of time spent, and the activities related to the care giving.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Parent and Family Involvement in Education … First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Volunteering

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013028.pdf

Covers parent involvement in their child’s education including help with homework, family activities,  and parent involvement at school.  Also covers homeschooled students.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Volunteeering as a Pathway to Employment: Does Volunteering Increase Odds of Finding a Job for the Out of Work?

Categories: Labor/Employment,Volunteering

http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/upload/employment_research_report.pdf

A contractor study which uses statistical techniques to test the hypothesis that volunteering is associated with an increased likelihood of finding employment for the unemployed.  Finds that volunteering is associated with a 27% higher odds of gaining employment.  From the Corporation for National and Community Service

 

Volunteering in the United States: 2012

Categories: Statistics,Volunteering

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/volun.pdf

The rate declined by 0.3% to 26.5% for the year ending September 2012.  About 64.5 million Americans volunteered through an organization at least once during the year.  Includes characteristics of those who volunteered.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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