Yamamura, Eiji (2012): Charitable giving under inequality aversion and social capital.
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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.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Charitable giving under inequality aversion and social capital.|
|Keywords:||Inequality aversion, charitable contribution, trust, private provision of public goods|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
H - Public Economics > H4 - Publicly Provided Goods > H41 - Public Goods
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics ; Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology ; Social and Economic Stratification
|Depositing User:||eiji yamamura|
|Date Deposited:||10. Apr 2012 14:42|
|Last Modified:||22. Feb 2013 04:09|
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