Government Support and Charitable Donations: A Test of Crowding-Out with New Cross-Country Data

  • Arjen de Wit (Contributor)
  • Neumayr, M. (Contributor)
  • Femida Handy (Contributor)
  • Pamala Wiepking (Contributor)

Activity: Talk or presentationScience to science


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.
Period17 Nov 201619 Nov 2016
Event titleARNOVA
Event typeUnknown
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 509012 Social policy
  • 502023 NPO research
  • 101002 Analysis