Charitable giving under inequality aversion and social capital
AbstractA Japanese General Social Survey is used to re-examine how voluntary giving is associated with inequality aversion, and how the relationship differs between high- and low-income groups. This paper also investigates how social capital influences that relationship. The key findings are that (1) the level of voluntary giving increases with inequality aversion for high-income groups, but not for low-income groups, and (2) social capital accumulated in the respondent's residential area reinforces the positive influence of inequality aversion on voluntary giving for high-income groups only.
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Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
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Inequality aversion; charitable contribution; trust; private provision of public goods.;
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- Yamamura, Eiji, 2012. "Charitable giving under inequality aversion and social capital," MPRA Paper 37975, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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