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ERIC Number: EJ883112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Charitable Giving by Married Couples Revisited
Yoruk, Baris K.
Journal of Human Resources, v45 n2 p497-516 Mar 2010
This paper investigates the effect of gender differences and household bargaining on charitable giving. I replicate the study of Andreoni, Brown, and Rischall (2003) using a different data set--the recently available Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) supplement on charitable giving--and test the sensitivity of their results to inclusion of additional control variables and the endogeneity of the tax price of giving. First, focusing on singles, I find that males and females have significantly different tendencies toward giving to different areas of charitable activity. Next, comparing households in which husband and wife make a joint decision on donations with those in which couples separately decide or assign a sole decision-maker, I show that bargaining over giving increases the amount of charitable contributions by almost 7 percent. (Contains 7 tables, 1 figure, and 14 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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