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Charitable giving for overseas development: UK trends over a quarter century

Atkinson, A.B., Backus, P.G., Micklewright, John, Pharoah, Cathy and Schnepf, Sylke V. (2011) Charitable giving for overseas development: UK trends over a quarter century Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society), 175, (190), pp. 167-190. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-985X.2011.01009.x).

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Charitable giving is an important source of funding for overseas development and emergency relief. Donations in the UK are about a quarter of the size of government development aid. There has been strong growth over time, reflecting the activities of development charities and the public response to humanitarian emergencies. The paper examines how this charitable giving has changed since 1978, using a newly constructed panel data set on donations to individual UK charities. When did the increase take place? Did the public respond to events such as Live Aid or has there been a steady upward trend? What has been the relationship with changes in household income? Which charities have grown fastest? Have new charities displaced old? How do changes in giving for overseas compare with changes in giving for other causes?

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Accepted/In Press date: 2011
Published date: 3 October 2011
Organisations: Social Statistics


Local EPrints ID: 185169
ISSN: 0964-1998
PURE UUID: 0ce5b0fc-9215-48df-bdec-10ecfa9d5050

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Date deposited: 12 May 2011 16:25
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:49

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Author: A.B. Atkinson
Author: P.G. Backus
Author: John Micklewright
Author: Cathy Pharoah

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