Unofficial development assistance : a dynamic model of charities' donation income
Arulampalam, Wiji, Backus, Peter G. and Micklewright, John (2011) Unofficial development assistance : a dynamic model of charities' donation income. Working Paper. Bonn, Germany: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). (IZA Discussion Papers). (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
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The empirical literature on the determinants of charities donation income, distinguishing the charitable cause, is small. We extend the literature in several ways. First, we focus on overseas development charities allowing us to give more consideration to the particular characteristics of this cause. Second, we look at the impact of macroeconomic change over a quarter century including changes in household income and in government spending on ODA, as well as 'charity level' variables that earlier authors have considered. Third, we use a general dynamic model and rigorous testing procedures to arrive at our specification. Using a newly assembled long panel of data, we find evidence of a strong, but diminishing fundraising effect. We find no evidence of crowding out by either grants made directly to charities or by changes in the public provision of development funding.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Series Name:||IZA Discussion Papers|
|Publisher:||Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)|
|Place of Publication:||Bonn, Germany|
|Number of Pages:||39|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)|
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