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Does compulsory volunteering affect subsequent behaviour?: Evidence from a natural experiment in Canada

TitleDoes compulsory volunteering affect subsequent behaviour?: Evidence from a natural experiment in Canada
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsYang, W.
JournalDepartment of Economics Working Paper Series
Abstract

Using a policy change in Ontario, this study attempts to identify the impact of a "compulsory volunteerism" policy for adolescences on subsequent behaviour in early adulthoods. In 1999, the Ontario education ministry mandated a 40-hour community service for high school students as a requirement for graduation. We find that: 1) the compulsory volunteer policy increased individuals' probability of volunteering during high school 2) there is some evidence that those affected by the policy volunteered less than they otherwise would have after high school graduation.

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