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Eiji Yamamura
''Charitable giving under inequality aversion and social capital''
( 2012, Vol. 32 No.4 )
A Japanese General Social Survey is used to re-examine how voluntary giving is associated with inequality aversion, and how the relationship differs between high- and low-income groups. This paper also investigates how social capital influences that relationship. The key findings are that (1) the level of voluntary giving increases with inequality aversion for high-income groups, but not for low-income groups, and (2) social capital accumulated in the respondent's residential area reinforces the positive influence of inequality aversion on voluntary giving for high-income groups only.
Keywords: Inequality aversion, charitable contribution, trust, private provision of public goods.
JEL: H4 - Publicly Provided Goods: General
Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology: General
Manuscript Received : Jul 29 2012 Manuscript Accepted : Nov 19 2012

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