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  • Effects of Government Support of Nonprofit Institutions on Aggregate Private Philanthropy: Evidence from 40 Countries (2012)
    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..

  • Explaining Civil Society Development: A Social Origins Approach flyer (2017)
    Flyer and table of contents for Explaining Civil Society Development: A Social Origins Approach from Johns Hopkins University Press by Lester M. Salamon, S. Wojciech Sokolowski, Megan A. Haddock, and Associates (published August 22, 2017). The book is available for purchase from Amazon or Johns Hopkins University Press.


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