Quotation de Wit, Arjen, Neumayr, Michaela, Handy, Femida, Wiepking, Pamala. 2016. Government Support and Charitable Donations: A Test of Crowding-Out with New Cross-Country Data. ARNOVA, Washington, Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 17.11.-19.11.




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.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Government Support and Charitable Donations: A Test of Crowding-Out with New Cross-Country Data
Year 2016
Date 17.11.-19.11.
Country United States/USA
Location Washington


Understanding Private Philanthropy in the European Context: What drives Charitable Giving and which Causes benefit?
Neumayr, Michaela (Details)
de Wit, Arjen (VU Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Handy, Femida (University of Pennsylvania, United States/USA)
Wiepking, Pamala (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Institute for Nonprofit Management IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1103 Analysis (Details)
5300 Economics (Details)
5363 Non-profit-sector research (NPO, NPI) (Details)
5911 Social policy (Details)
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