Volunteers are in better health than non-volunteers

///Volunteers are in better health than non-volunteers

Volunteers are in better health than non-volunteers

Even after controlling for other determinants of health (gender, age, education level, migrant status, religiosity and country of origin), volunteers are substantially in better health than non-volunteers. Doctoral researcher Jens Detollenaere: “This association is comparable in size to the health gains of being a man, being five years younger or being a native (compared to being a migrant).” This direct association between volunteering and health is highly statistically significant so that it is ruled out that this association is occurring by coincidence.

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