Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/51975
Authors: 
Arulampalam, Wiji
Backus, Peter G.
Micklewright, John
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5616
Abstract: 
The empirical literature on the determinants of charities donation income, distinguishing the charitable cause, is small. We extend the literature in several ways. First, we focus on overseas development charities allowing us to give more consideration to the particular characteristics of this cause. Second, we look at the impact of macroeconomic change over a quarter century including changes in household income and in government spending on ODA, as well as 'charity level' variables that earlier authors have considered. Third, we use a general dynamic model and rigorous testing procedures to arrive at our specification. Using a newly assembled long panel of data, we find evidence of a strong, but diminishing fundraising effect. We find no evidence of crowding out by either grants made directly to charities or by changes in the public provision of development funding.
Subjects: 
charitable giving
overseas development
JEL: 
L3
D1
D6
F3
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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