Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86800
Authors: 
Soetevent, Adriaan R.
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 09-015/1
Abstract: 
This paper examines the impact of payment choice on charitablegiving with a door-to-door fund-raising field experiment. Respondentscan donate cash only, use debit only, or have both options. Cash donations have lower visibility vis-a-vis solicitors than debit card donations. When debit replaces cash, participation drops by 87 percent.Conditional on participation, donors in the Debit-only treatment givemore than donors in Cash-only. In Cash&Debit, almost all donorsprefer cash; participation decreases compared to Cash-only. Physicalattractiveness of both female and male solicitors increases contributions. Solicitor self-confidence has a negative impact.
Subjects: 
Payment choice
field experiment
image motivation
JEL: 
C93
D64
H41
E42
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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