Global Philanthropy : Does Institutional Context Matter for Charitable Giving?

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Wiepking , P , Handy , F , Park , S , Neumayr , M , Bekkers , R , Breeze , B , de Wit , A , Einolf , C J , Gricevic , Z , Scaife , W , Bethmann , S , Breen , O B , Kang , C , Katz , H , Krasnopolskaya , I , Layton , M D , Mersianova , I , Lo , K-T , Osili , U , Pessi , A B , Sivesind , K H , Yamauchi , N & Yang , Y 2021 , ' Global Philanthropy : Does Institutional Context Matter for Charitable Giving? ' , Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly , vol. 50 , no. 4 , 0899764021989444 , pp. 697-728 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0899764021989444

Title: Global Philanthropy : Does Institutional Context Matter for Charitable Giving?
Author: Wiepking, Pamala; Handy, Femida; Park, Sohyun; Neumayr, Michaela; Bekkers, Rene; Breeze, Beth; de Wit, Arjen; Einolf, Christopher J.; Gricevic, Zbignev; Scaife, Wendy; Bethmann, Steffen; Breen, Oonagh B.; Kang, Chulhee; Katz, Hagai; Krasnopolskaya, Irina; Layton, Michael D.; Mersianova, Irina; Lo, Kuang-Ta; Osili, Una; Pessi, Anne Birgitta; Sivesind, Karl Henrik; Yamauchi, Naoto; Yang, Yongzheng
Contributor organization: University of Helsinki
Practical Theology
Date: 2021-08
Language: eng
Number of pages: 32
Belongs to series: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
ISSN: 0899-7640
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0899764021989444
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/340566
Abstract: In this article, 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, multilevel 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.
Subject: global philanthropy
institutional contexts
charitable giving
legal
fiscal incentives
5200 Other social sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
Usage restriction: openAccess
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