Below is a selection of recently published books which the Editorial Team at MSo think are of interest to the MedSoc community.

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Active Ageing: Voluntary Work by Older People in Europe by Andrea Principi, Per H. Jensen and Giovanni Lamura


‘Active ageing’ has become a key phrase in discourses about challenges and remedies for demographic ageing and the enrolment of older adults into voluntary work is an important dimension of it. The pattern and factors conditioning volunteering among older people has so far been an under-researched topic in Europe and this is the first book to study volunteering among older people comparatively and comprehensively. 

In this topical book older people’s volunteering is studied comparatively in eight European countries representing different kinds of welfare regimes, at the structural, macro, meso and micro levels. Overall it highlights how different interactions between the levels facilitate or hinder older people’s inclusion in voluntary work and makes policy suggestions for an integrated strategy. 

This book provides important new insights for academics and students interested in ageing societies, active ageing and voluntary work. It will also be of great value for policy makers and practitioner in third sector, older volunteers and voluntary organisations. 



The Policy Press, Bristol
Published: 2014
ISBN: 9781447307204
Page count: 274 pp.
List price: £70.00
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