The effects of voluntary work on earnings have recently been studied for some developed countries such as Canada, France and Austria. This paper extends this line of research to Italy, using data from the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) dataset. A double methodological approach is used inordertocontrolforunobservedheterogeneity:HeckmanandIVmethodsareemployed toaccountforunobservedworkerheterogeneityandendogeneitybias.Empiricalresults show that, when the unobserved heterogeneity is taken into account, a wage premium of 2.7 percent emerges, quite small if compared to previous investigations on Canada and Austria. The investigation into the channels of inﬂuence of volunteering on wages gives support to the hypotheses that volunteering enables the access to fruitful informal networks,avoidsthehumancapitaldeteriorationandprovidesasignalforintrinsically motivated individuals.
|Titolo:||VOLUNTARY WORK AND WAGES|
|Autori interni:||FIORILLO, Damiano|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||ANNALS OF PUBLIC AND COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|