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  • Comparative Data Tables (2004)
    Drawn from Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector, Volume 2, these compiled tables and figures compare data from 36 countries. This packet includes tables on 1) volunteering and giving as a share of GDP by country; 2) the civil society sector workforce as a percent of the economically active population; 3) volunteering in 36 countries; 4) the civil society sector workforce by field; 5) civil society sector sources of support; and 6) volunteering and giving as a share of GDP by country. This is the most recent comparative data available from the Center; circa 1995-2002.

  • 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..


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