Munich Personal RePEc Archive

Charitable giving under inequality aversion and social capital.

Yamamura, Eiji (2012): Charitable giving under inequality aversion and social capital.

[img]
Preview
PDF
MPRA_paper_37975.pdf

Download (127Kb) | Preview

Abstract

A Japanese General Social Survey is used to re-examine how voluntary giving is associated with inequality aversion, and how the relationship differs between high- and low-income groups. This paper also investigates how social capital influences that relationship. The key findings are that (1) the level of voluntary giving increases with inequality aversion for high-income groups, but not for low-income groups, and (2) social capital accumulated in the respondent’s residential area reinforces the positive influence of inequality aversion on voluntary giving for high-income groups only.

UB_LMU-Logo
MPRA is a RePEc service hosted by
the Munich University Library in Germany.