Mapping and measuring civil society: insights from TSRC’s programme of quantitative research John Mohan ©Copyright TSRC 20...
Median growth of income, 1998-2008, by initial (1998) income
Probability of survival to 2008 by income in 1998
Establishment dates of charities, 1963-2006: England and NE compared
Civic core <ul><li>the subset of people who collectively provide over 2/3 of at least ONE of the following: </li></ul><ul>...
Components of civic core: shares of volunteering, participation and giving to charity
 
Distribution of core and non-core groups by IMD
Distribution of organisations working at the neighbourhood scale, by IMD
Modelling and mythbusting <ul><li>Exposure to public funding streams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is it where you are or what you...
Volunteering rates and social capital by level of deprivation
Long term  developments  in data environment <ul><li>Deposit of data created is an ESRC requirement BUT some sources are p...
Forthcoming working papers <ul><li>Regional and local authority estimates of third sector workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Clas...
Further details <ul><li>General overview: TSRC  working paper 62 </li></ul><ul><li>Tescoisation papers:  TSRC working pape...
Further details:  John Mohan TSRC Social Sciences Southampton SO17 1PN [email_address]  or  [email_address] www.tsrc.ac.uk
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Mapping and measuring the distribution of resources john mohan

  1. 1. Mapping and measuring civil society: insights from TSRC’s programme of quantitative research John Mohan ©Copyright TSRC 2011. Please do not reproduce illustrations or material presented here without permission.
  2. 2. Median growth of income, 1998-2008, by initial (1998) income
  3. 3. Probability of survival to 2008 by income in 1998
  4. 4. Establishment dates of charities, 1963-2006: England and NE compared
  5. 5. Civic core <ul><li>the subset of people who collectively provide over 2/3 of at least ONE of the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unpaid help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Donations to charity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in a range of civic organisations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(after Reed and Selbee, 2001) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Components of civic core: shares of volunteering, participation and giving to charity
  7. 8. Distribution of core and non-core groups by IMD
  8. 9. Distribution of organisations working at the neighbourhood scale, by IMD
  9. 10. Modelling and mythbusting <ul><li>Exposure to public funding streams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is it where you are or what your organisation does that matters? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or is it both? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social capital and volunteering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>strong association but disappears once you introduce controls for local economic conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cohort variations in participation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>distinguishing effects of age and cohort </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>is there a cohort decline in engagement? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Volunteering rates and social capital by level of deprivation
  11. 12. Long term developments in data environment <ul><li>Deposit of data created is an ESRC requirement BUT some sources are proprietary </li></ul><ul><li>UK wide – depends on resources </li></ul><ul><li>Open data, e.g. COINS database </li></ul><ul><li>Technological developments – scraping etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative datasets – those generated by organisations themselves, e.g. volunteer characteristics. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Forthcoming working papers <ul><li>Regional and local authority estimates of third sector workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Classifying and counting the non-charitable third sector </li></ul><ul><li>The “civic core”: disproportionality in giving and participation </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering as unpaid work or unpaid help: survey methods and their effect on reports of voluntary activity </li></ul><ul><li>Patterns of participation: the mix of activities individuals undertake when they engage with the voluntary sector </li></ul><ul><li>Estimates of volunteer numbers in the regulated third sector </li></ul><ul><li>High pay in the third sector </li></ul><ul><li>Long-run trends in the establishment of new voluntary organisations </li></ul>
  13. 14. Further details <ul><li>General overview: TSRC working paper 62 </li></ul><ul><li>Tescoisation papers: TSRC working papers 38 and 39 </li></ul><ul><li>Trends in establishment dates of organisations: link to relevant paper here </li></ul><ul><li>Civic core: conference paper available here </li></ul><ul><li>Social capital and volunteering: conference paper available here </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbourhood-scale organisations: TSRC working paper available here </li></ul>
  14. 15. Further details: John Mohan TSRC Social Sciences Southampton SO17 1PN [email_address] or [email_address] www.tsrc.ac.uk
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