The Big Society seems rarely out of the news. Central to the Conservatives’ vision for government, it’s intended to mark a step change in the delivery of public services and the relationship between government and citizens: 'The basic premise is that if everyone gives a little of themselves, the benefits for the whole of society can be enormous." David Cameron, 23/05/11 Here Andy Scott focuses on what our Understanding Society study can tell us about future prospects for the Big Society.  

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Tags: BHPS, Big Society, British Household Panel Survey, Understanding Society, volunteering