Additional Authors

Tang, Fengyan; Thirupathy, Prema; Nagchoudhuri, Madhura; Morrow-Howell, Nancy

Publication Date

7-1-2003

Summary

Given the demographic changes in our society and the positive effects of volunteering on older adults and on service recipients, service opportunities for older adults should be expanded. The development of institutions is a potentially powerful route to maximizing this potential. We propose five dimensions of institutional capacity, including expectation, access, information, incentive, and facilitation. Pilot data indicates that organizations offering service opportunities to older adults vary on these dimensions.

Document Type

Working Paper

Category

Productive Aging

Subarea

Productive Aging

Notes

Subsequent Publication: Morrow-Howell, N., Hinterlong, J., Sherraden, M., Tang, F., Thirupathy, P., & Nagchoudhuri, M. (2003). Institutional capacity for elder service. Social Development Issues, 25, 189–204.

Original Citation

Morrow-Howell, N., Hinterlong, J., Sherraden, M., Tang, F., Thirupathy, P., & Nagchoudhuri, M. (2003). Institutional capacity for elder service (CSD Working Paper No. 03-14). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7936/K7NC60R2

Project

Institutional Capacity for Older Adult Engagement in Service

Keywords

older adult service, volunteer, institutional theory, individual development, community development

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