The relationship between state funding and volunteer levels in voluntary sector organisations: a quantitative analysis of regulatory data

DAMM, Christopher (2019). The relationship between state funding and volunteer levels in voluntary sector organisations: a quantitative analysis of regulatory data. Voluntary Sector Review.

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    Abstract

    There is a long-standing debate within voluntary sector studies concerning the relationship between state funding and volunteer levels within voluntary sector organisations (VSOs). Due to a lack of suitable data, this debate has previously suffered from a lack of aggregate, quantitative evidence at the sector level. This article helps to fill this gap by exploring the relationship among larger charities in England and Wales (those with an annual income over £500,000), using a relatively new regulatory dataset on charity funding sources. The findings reveal a complicated relationship, with some small to moderate associations between the key variables. Among VSOs with at least some state funding, state income is correlated with smaller proportions of volunteers, even after controlling for size and industry. However, those with no state funding at all appear less likely to use volunteers, and to use them in lower average numbers, than those with at least some state income.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: 1503 Business and Management; 1605 Policy and Administration
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1332/204080519X15740562469345
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2019 15:40
    Last Modified: 20 Dec 2019 09:19
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25571

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