An Analysis of Food Aid and Altruism
AbstractThis study constructs an altruism model of food aid. A theoretical model is constructed and shows that how each country's donation to the recipient countries is determined, based on relevant variables in association with each donor country's altruism. Analyses of data using donations through the World Food Program indicate that an empirical analysis of food donation, which does not incorporate altruism, may provide misinformation regarding the effect of relevant variables, especially the level of the donor's income, on the donation decision.
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