A possible explanation of philanthropic donations is that they are ‘crowded out’ by public spending. While the evidence on the crowding-out hypothesis is inconclusive, there has never been a cross-country study that correlates government support with individual amounts donated. The current paper uses the novel International Philanthropy Database to estimate (1) crowding-out effects in different nonprofit subsectors, and (2) ‘crosswise crowding-out’, which means that government support in one sector is associated with higher donations in other sectors. The results of the descriptive and multilevel analyses will provide new insights in one of the most important contextual explanations of philanthropic giving.
17 Nov. 2016 → 19 Nov. 2016
Österreichische Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige (ÖFOS)