Charitable donations by UK households

evidence from the Family Expenditure Survey

Andrew Jones, John Posnett

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Abstract

This paper reports estimates based on both standard Tobit and generalized Tobit techniques of the determinants of charitable giving in the UK using 1984 Family Expenditure Survey data. This is the first such study using UK data. Separate estimates are presented of the determinants of participation and of the level of donations by giving households. Participation is seen to be sensitive to income, the tax-price of giving, and a range of demographic variables, while the level of donations varies primarily with income. Donations are found to be inelastic with respect to changes in disposable income.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-351
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Economics
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1991
Externally publishedYes

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