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

Atkinson, Anthony and Backus, Peter and Schnepf, Sylke and Pharoah, Cathy and Micklewright, John (2012) Charitable giving for overseas development : UK trends over a quarter century. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society : Series A (Statistics in Society), 175 (1). pp. 167-190. ISSN 0964-1998. DOI UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

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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Additional Information: This is the first study of trends in giving to to UK charities over a 25 year period from the late 1970s. Using a newly constructed panel dataset it answers questions such as: What has been the pattern of increase? Did the public mainly 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? Also published as DoQSS working paper ; no. 11-07 (published by Institute of Education, July 2011)
Controlled Keywords: Charitable giving, Overseas development
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Quantitative Social Science
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 11:28
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:13
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