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  • 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.
  • 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
    • the subset of people who collectively provide over 2/3 of at least ONE of the following:
      • Unpaid help
      • Donations to charity
      • Participation in a range of civic organisations
      • (after Reed and Selbee, 2001)
  • 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
    • Exposure to public funding streams
      • is it where you are or what your organisation does that matters?
      • or is it both?
    • Social capital and volunteering
      • strong association but disappears once you introduce controls for local economic conditions
    • Cohort variations in participation
      • distinguishing effects of age and cohort
      • is there a cohort decline in engagement?
  • Volunteering rates and social capital by level of deprivation
  • Long term developments in data environment
    • Deposit of data created is an ESRC requirement BUT some sources are proprietary
    • UK wide – depends on resources
    • Open data, e.g. COINS database
    • Technological developments – scraping etc.
    • Administrative datasets – those generated by organisations themselves, e.g. volunteer characteristics.
  • Forthcoming working papers
    • Regional and local authority estimates of third sector workforce
    • Classifying and counting the non-charitable third sector
    • The “civic core”: disproportionality in giving and participation
    • Volunteering as unpaid work or unpaid help: survey methods and their effect on reports of voluntary activity
    • Patterns of participation: the mix of activities individuals undertake when they engage with the voluntary sector
    • Estimates of volunteer numbers in the regulated third sector
    • High pay in the third sector
    • Long-run trends in the establishment of new voluntary organisations
  • Further details
    • General overview: TSRC working paper 62
    • Tescoisation papers: TSRC working papers 38 and 39
    • Trends in establishment dates of organisations: link to relevant paper here
    • Civic core: conference paper available here
    • Social capital and volunteering: conference paper available here
    • Neighbourhood-scale organisations: TSRC working paper available here
  • Further details: John Mohan TSRC Social Sciences Southampton SO17 1PN [email_address] or [email_address]