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Eike Emrich and Christian Pierdzioch
''A quantile-regression test of economic models of volunteer labor supply''
( 2016, Vol. 36 No.1 )
We estimated quantile regressions on data of volunteers of the German Red Cross (GRC) to test the predictions of three economic models of volunteer labor supply: the public-goods model, the private-consumption model, and the human-capital model for volunteer labor supply. Results of earlier research show that the data are mainly consistent with predictions of the public-goods model. We go beyond earlier research in that we trace out how the explanatory power of the three economic models changes across the quantiles of the conditional distribution of volunteer labor supply.
Keywords: Volunteer labor supply; Quantile regressions; German Red Cross
JEL: L3 - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise: General
H4 - Publicly Provided Goods: General
Manuscript Received : May 04 2015 Manuscript Accepted : Feb 11 2016

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