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The Great Recession and Charitable Giving

Jonathan Meer, David H. Miller, Elisa Wulfsberg

NBER Working Paper No. 22902
Issued in December 2016
NBER Program(s):Public Economics

We examine the impact of the Great Recession on charitable giving. We find sharp declines in overall donative behavior that is not accounted for by shocks to income or wealth. These results suggest that overall attitudes towards giving changed over this time period.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w22902

Published: Jonathan Meer & David Miller & Elisa Wulfsberg, 2017. "The Great Recession and charitable giving," Applied Economics Letters, vol 24(21), pages 1542-1549.

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