, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 117-149

Benefits, costs, incentive management and participation in voluntary organizations: A means to understanding and promoting empowerment

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This article is based on the first author's dissertation in Clinical/Community Psychology, from the University of South Carolina. The data are part of the Block Booster Project, funded by the Ford Foundation and administered by Citizens Committee for New York City. Abraham Wandersrnan, Thomas Cafferty, Lawrence McClure, and Janice Love provided valuable comments on the dissertation. The dissertation was supported by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Research Grant-In-Aid Program and the Graduate School of South Carolina. The authors are grateful to Douglas D. Perkins, Richard H. Price, Richard Shingles, and Marc A. Zimmerman for their valuable comments on earlier drafts of this paper.