The Great Recession and Charitable Giving
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.
We received valuable comments from Jeffrey Clemens, Daniel Hungerman, John List, Benjamin Marx, and Harvey Rosen. We are especially grateful to Dr. Mark Wilhelm and Xiao Han for providing the data used for this paper. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Jonathan Meer & David Miller & Elisa Wulfsberg, 2017. "The Great Recession and charitable giving," Applied Economics Letters, vol 24(21), pages 1542-1549. citation courtesy of