The influence of religiosity on charitable behavior: A COPPS investigation
AbstractWe examine the role of religion in charitable giving and find that the religious preference of both the donor and the recipient organization influence giving behavior. By exploiting a panel survey of charitable giving, we demonstrate that traditional empirical analysis on charitable giving masks important differences among donor groups. Religious giving by religious individuals is least responsive to changes in price and income, while secular giving by secular individuals has the greatest sensitivity.
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Volume (Year): 41 (2012)
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Charitable giving; Elasticity; Religion;
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- Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion
- H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
- H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household
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