This bibliography is a current source of information for researchers, practitioners, and planners interested in the older volunteer. The authors conducted an extensive search of material on the older volunteer, with emphasis on those works published between 1980 and 1991. After identifying approximately 700 sources, the authors selected nearly 400 for inclusion in this reference. The entries are grouped in seven topical chapters, and each entry includes a succinct annotation. Included are entries for books and articles on particular programs, characteristics of older volunteers, sources of statistical information, empirical research, and special population groups. Author and subject indexes conclude the work.
About the Author
C. NEIL BULL is Interim Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. An Assoicate Professor of sociology there, as well as Principal Investigator at the National Resource Center for Rural Elderly, he has published widely in journals such as Society and Culture and the Journal of Leisure Research.
NANCY D. LEVINE is lecturer in sociology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and local community colleges.
Table of Contents
Statistics and National Databases
Social and Psychological Characteristics of Older Volunteers
Impact of Volunteering on Older People and Volunteers
Health Care Institutions
Roles for Retired Professionals
Foster Grandparent Program
General Models and Programs
Widows and Widowers
Developmentally Disabled/Visually Impaired
Racial or Ethnic Minorities
Law Enforcement/Crime Victims