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Ms Victoria Bolton BA, MSc

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Ms Victoria Bolton is Postgraduate Research Student within Social Statistics & Demography at the University of Southampton.

Victoria is a member of the Department of Social Statistics & Demography. She is also connected to a body of work on volunteering and the voluntary sector by the Third Sector Research Centre through Professor John Mohan.

Research interests

PhD research topic
Volunteering and civic engagement

Is volunteering a political activity? Robert Putnam’s assertion (Bowling Alone, 2000) that "volunteering is part of the syndrome of good citizenship and political involvement" (p132) is hugely appealing to policymakers. What if promoting volunteering could fix democracy? I am using a range of British longitudinal data to investigate the nature of volunteering and the extent to which it can be considered to be part of a spectrum of political and civic engagement. My studies are funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Yves Berger and John Mohan

Teaching Assistant on:

  • STAT1003
  • CASS Structural Equation Modelling course.
Ms Victoria Bolton
Reception Building 58 University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

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