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Occupation, Prestige, and Voluntary Work in Retirement: Empirical Evidence from Germany
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The paper examines the extent to which the prestige value of a retiree's former occupation increases the likelihood that they will make a transition into volunteering after retirement. From social production function theory, is it assumed that when a person retires, the prestige value attached to their former occupation fades. The fact that volunteering has the character of a collective good provides the opportunity to gain social prestige to offset the loss of occupational prestige. However,doi:10.2139/ssrn.2501901 fatcat:3ig5s3cf6vde7p7fayoiarshgm