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Altruistic and Joy-of-Giving Motivations in Charitable Behavior

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  • Riber, D.C.
  • Wilhelm, M.O.

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This paper theoretically and empirically examines alruistic and joy-of-gi ving motivations underlying contributions to charitable activities.

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  • Riber, D.C. & Wilhelm, M.O., 1996. "Altruistic and Joy-of-Giving Motivations in Charitable Behavior," Papers 1-96-4, Pennsylvania State - Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:pensta:1-96-4
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    Keywords

    CONTRIBUTIONS; CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS;

    JEL classification:

    • L30 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - General
    • L31 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Nonprofit Institutions; NGOs; Social Entrepreneurship

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