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Charitable Donations: Evidence of Demand for Environmental Protection?

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  • Debra Israel

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    Using data from the 2001 Giving and Volunteering in the United States survey, I examine household charitable donations to environmental organizations. Household income has a positive impact on environmental giving. While the tax price affects overall charitable contributions, it does not affect environmental giving. More education, being female, homeownership, and voting are also associated with a greater likelihood of contributing to the environment. African-Americans and Latinos are less likely to contribute to the environment, although conditional on giving, Latinos give more. Retired persons and households with children are less likely to contribute to the environment. Larger households give less to the environment. Households from the Northeast are the most likely to make environmental contributions while households from the South are the least likely. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 2007

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    Volume (Year): 13 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 (May)
    Pages: 171-182

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:iaecre:v:13:y:2007:i:2:p:171-182:10.1007/s11294-007-9080-4
    DOI: 10.1007/s11294-007-9080-4
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