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Examining the Association of Welfare State Expenditure, Non-profit Regimes and Charitable Giving

Pennerstorfer, Astrid and Neumayr, Michaela (2017) Examining the Association of Welfare State Expenditure, Non-profit Regimes and Charitable Giving. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 28 (2). pp. 532-553. ISSN 0957-8765

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Abstract

This paper explores cross-country variations in charitable giving and investigates the association of welfare state policies with private philanthropy. Hypotheses are drawn from crowding-out theory and considerations about the influence of a country's mixed economy of welfare. We add to the on-going discussion concerning the crowding-out hypothesis with empirical evidence by looking at specific charitable subsectors people donate to across countries. Using Eurobarometer survey data that include 23 countries, we find no evidence for a crowding-out effect, but rather a crosswise crowding-in effect of private donations. Moreover, giving behaviour differs between non-profit regimes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The online version of this article (doi:10.1007/s11266-016-9739-7) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com.
Keywords: Charitable giving / Philanthropy / Crowding-out / Non-profit regimes / Eurobarometer
Divisions: Departments > Management > Nonprofit Management
Departments > Sozioökonomie > Sozialpolitik
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2016 11:59
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 15:27
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/77192/
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/5090

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