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Global philanthropy: Does institutional context matter for charitable giving?

Wiepking, Pamala, Handy, Femida, Park, Sohyun, Neumayr, Michaela, Bekkers, René, Breeze, Beth, de Wit, Arjen, Einolf, Christopher J., Gricevic, Zbignev, Scaife, Wendy, and others. (2021) Global philanthropy: Does institutional context matter for charitable giving? Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, . ISSN 0899-7640. E-ISSN 1552-7395. (doi:10.1177/0899764021989444) (KAR id:86534)

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Abstract

In this paper, we examine whether and how the institutional context matters when understanding individuals’ giving to philanthropic organizations. We posit that both the individuals’ propensity to give and the amounts given are higher in countries with a stronger institutional context for philanthropy. We examine key factors of formal and informal institutional contexts for philanthropy at both the organizational and societal levels, including regulatory and legislative frameworks, professional standards, and social practices. Our results show that while aggregate levels of giving are higher in countries with stronger institutionalization, multi-level analyses of 118,788 individuals in 19 countries show limited support for the hypothesized relationships between institutional context and philanthropy. The findings suggest the need for better comparative data to understand the complex and dynamic influences of institutional contexts on charitable giving. This, in turn, would support the development of evidence-based practices and policies in the field of global philanthropy.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0899764021989444
Uncontrolled keywords: Global philanthropy; Institutional contexts; charitable giving; legan and fiscal incentives
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV40 Charities
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV27 Philanthropists
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Beth Breeze
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2021 08:38 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:18 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/86534 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Breeze, Beth: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9458-9404
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