"Comment on Mueller's" Economic Determinants of Volunteer Work by Women""
by Blau, Francine D (1976)
Professor Mueller's paper represents an interesting attempt to apply the analytical tools of neoclassicaleconomic theory to an important area of social decision making. Her discussion and investigation of the determinants of participation in volunteer work shed considerable light on the question of why individuals (in this case the focus is upon women) in a market system might perform this type of unpaid labor. However, I find her conclusion that a primary motive for women's participation in volunteer work is to build and maintain their human …
KeywordsWomens Work, Female Labour, Gender, Gendered Labour, Volunteerism, Unpaid Labour
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