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Effects of Government Support of Nonprofit Institutions on Aggregate Private Philanthropy: Evidence from 40 Countries (2012) « Authored Articles « Articles « News, Articles, Presentations, etc. « Downloads
Date postedJanuary 28, 2013
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CategoriesAuthored Articles, Articles, News, Articles, Presentations, etc., International Publications
Tagsgovernment support, comparative data, philanthropy, global philanthropy

Voluntas | S. Wojciech Sokolowski.
This paper examines the effects of aggregate government payments to nonprofit organizations on aggregate private philanthropy using data for 40 countries assembled by the Center. Four behavioral models of private philanthropic giving are proposed to formulate four hypotheses about those effects: no net effect, crowding in (positive effect), crowding out (negative effect), and “philanthropic flight” or displacement (negative effect across different subsectors). The data support two these hypotheses, “crowding in” and philanthropic flight or displacement of private philanthropy from service to expressive activities by government payments to service NPIs..


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