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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Inequality aversion; charitable contribution; trust; private provision of public goods;
Other versions of this item:
- Eiji Yamamura, 2012. "Charitable giving under inequality aversion and social capital," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(4), pages 3140-3147.
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
- Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-04-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-EXP-2012-04-17 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-PBE-2012-04-17 (Public Economics)
- NEP-SOC-2012-04-17 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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