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Integration and volunteering: the case of first-generation immigrants to Canada

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  • 1 School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, , USA
  • | 2 School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University, , USA
  • | 3 School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, , USA
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This study investigates the association between the integration of first-generation immigrants and their volunteering. Using data from a Canadian national survey, we examine three dimensions of immigrant integration: professional, psychosocial and political. General volunteering is not significantly related to integration; however, there exists a relationship between the different dimensions of integration and where immigrants choose to volunteer. Thus, the relationship between the type and degree of immigrant integration and volunteering is nuanced; it matters where volunteering occurs.

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  • 1 School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, , USA
  • | 2 School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University, , USA
  • | 3 School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, , USA

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