The Impact of the Voluntary Non-profit Sector on Development and Employment

  • Christoph Badelt
Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)


The Voluntary Non-profit Sector (VNPS) is frequently defined as a residual set of institutions which are neither included in the private (for profit) nor in the public sector of an economy.2 Other authors suggest a number of attributes which characterise ‘third-sector institutions’. Examples given in the literature are orientation toward social responsiveness, dependence on voluntarism, etc.3


Public Sector Service Provision Labour Input Voluntary Organisation Collective Good 
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  1. M. Olson, The Logic of Collective Action ( Cambridge, Mass., 1965 ).Google Scholar
  2. J. Gershuny, After Industrial Society, The Emerging Self-Service Economy ( London, Macmillan, 1978 ), p. 8.Google Scholar
  3. J. Skolka, ‘The Substitution of Self-Service Activities for Marketed Services’, The Review of Income and Wealth, Series 22 (1976), 300.Google Scholar

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© International Economic Association 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Badelt
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  1. 1.Federal RepublicGermany

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