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On Time and Money Donations

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  • Lorenzo Cappellari

    () (DISCE, Università Cattolica)

  • Paolo Ghinetti

    () (DISCE, Università Cattolica)

  • Gilberto Turati

    () (Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Finanziarie " G. Prato", Università di Torino)

Abstract

This paper investigates the determinants of time and money gifts. We first develop a behavioural model which accounts for both types of donations, as well as decisions about domestic and market hours of work. We then investigate the issue empirically, using survey data for Italy. Results suggest that, according to the theoretical predictions, proxies for “warm glow”, reputational concerns and (impure) altruism are important determinants of giving. Moreover, the unobservable determinants driving money and time donations are positively correlated, suggesting a certain degree of complementarity between the two decisions.

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  • Lorenzo Cappellari & Paolo Ghinetti & Gilberto Turati, 2007. "On Time and Money Donations," DISCE - Quaderni dell'Istituto di Economia dell'Impresa e del Lavoro ieil0047, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Dipartimenti e Istituti di Scienze Economiche (DISCE).
  • Handle: RePEc:ctc:serie4:ieil0047
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    Keywords

    Volunteering; Money donations; Household behaviour.;

    JEL classification:

    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior

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