Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/34544
Authors: 
Micklewright, John
Schnepf, Sylke Viola
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 3057
Abstract: 
Individuals' donations to overseas charities are an important source of funding for development assistance from rich industrialised countries. But little is known about the nature of these charitable donations. The literature on giving focuses on total donations to all causes and does not identify separately the pattern or the determinants of giving to any particular cause. We investigate giving to overseas causes using UK survey microdata that record individuals' donations to different types of charity. We establish a picture of overseas giving, comparing this with giving to other causes. Socio-economic correlates of both types of giving are analysed, including gender, marital status, occupation, education and, especially, income. We also investigate the relationship between individuals' overseas giving and their attitudes towards poverty in developing countries.
Subjects: 
Charitable donations
overseas development
NGOs
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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