1. Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Vol. 1, 1836.
2. Robert Bellah and Others. Habits of the Heart. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1985.
3. W. Andrew Achenbaum, A History of Civic Engagement of Older People, Generations, Volume XXX, Number 4, 2006-07.
4. Thomas Ehrlich, Civic Responsibility and Higher Education, 2000.
5. Michael Deli Carpini, Civic Engagement, The Pew Charitable Trust, APA Online, 2011.
6. Peter Hart, Civic Ventures Encore Career Survey, MetLife Foundation, 2008.
7. S. Keeter, The Civic and Political Health of the Nation: A Generational Portrait, 2002.
8. Economic News Release: Volunteering in the United States, 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor, 2011. [This is not to say that continuing effects of the recent recession should be passed over lightly. The unemployment rate surged to 10.2 percent in late October 2009, reaching double digits for the first time in 26 years and dropping only to 9.2% in 2011. This may well lead to the worst rate of joblessness since the Great Depression, an unbelievable catastrophe that is likely to take years to correct. And it is certain to impact the civic engagement of all age groups. Despite this painful reality, however, there is reassuring news when it comes to volunteering. Even with the recession, the national volunteer rate has remained relatively constant, from 26.2% in 2007 to 26.4% in 2008, and 26.3% in 2010. And in 2010, 62.8 million Americans volunteered 8.1 billion hours with a value of $173 billion.]
9. John Gardner’s Vision, Experience Corps, 1988.
10. Brian Kaskie, Sara Imhof, Joseph Cavanaugh, and Kenneth Culp, Civic Engagement as a Retirement Role for Aging Americans, The Gerontologist, 2008.
11. Gary H. Quehl, Some Thoughts About Philanthropy and Fundraising, unpublished paper, 2009.
12. Judy Looman, Focusing on the Health Benefits of Volunteering as a Recruitment Strategy, The International Journal of Volunteer Administration, Volume XXIV, Number 2, 2006.Download Article 1K Club