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Gender differences in charitable giving

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The predominant part of the literature states that women are more likely to donate to charitable causes but men are more generous in terms of the amount given. The latter result generally derives from the focus on mean amount given. This paper examines gender differences in giving focusing on the distribution of amounts donated and the probability of giving using UK micro-data on individual giving to charitable causes.
Results indicate that most women are more generous than men also in terms of the amounts donated. Quantile regression analysis shows that this pattern is robust if we take into account gender differences in individual characteristics such as household structure, education and income. The analysis also examines differences in gender preferences for varying charitable causes. For most of the paper, separate analyses are presented for single and married/cohabiting people, highlighting the very different gender patterns of giving behaviour found in the two groups.

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Piper, Greg and Schnepf, Sylke V. (2008) Gender differences in charitable giving , Southampton, UK Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute 31pp. (S3RI Applications & Policy Working Papers, A07/09).

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Published date: 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 49953
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/49953
PURE UUID: f51a9c1d-1a0d-4c95-8d73-be2c84505b3d

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Date deposited: 20 Dec 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:54

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