Volunteerism and Crowding Out: Canadian Econometric Evidence
Volunteers make an important contribution to Canadian society. The authors address what motivates people to volunteer and whether they respond to government expenditure decisions using a 1987 microdata set and find that, while the level of government spending influences the decision to volunteer, it has no effect on the number of hours donated. Furthermore, the nature of this relationship depends upon the particular type of government expenditures. For instance, the number of volunteers contracts when expenditures on certain economy-related activities fall, while reductions in health-care spending bring about an increased number of volunteers.
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Volume (Year): 29 (1996)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
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