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dc.contributor.authorEckel, Catherine C.
Priday, Benjamin A.
Wilson, Rick K.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-09T17:21:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-09T17:21:12Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Eckel, Catherine C., Priday, Benjamin A. and Wilson, Rick K.. "Charity Begins at Home: A Lab-in-the-Field Experiment on Charitable Giving." Games, 9, no. 4 (2018) https://doi.org/10.3390/g9040095.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/105026
dc.description.abstract Charities operate at different levels: national, state, or local. We test the effect of the level of the organization on charitable giving in a sample of adults in two Texas communities. Subjects make four charitable giving “dictator game” decisions from a fixed amount of money provided by the experimenter. Three decisions target different charitable organizations, all of which have a disaster-relief mission, but differ in the level of operation. The fourth targets an individual recipient, identified by the local fire department as a victim of a fire. One of the four is selected randomly for payment. Giving is significantly higher to national and local organizations compared to state. We find a higher propensity to donate and larger amount donated to the individual relative to all organizations. Subsequent analysis compares a number of demographic and attitudinal covariates with donations to specific charities. In a second decision, subjects instead indicate which of their four prior decisions they would most prefer to implement. Here we see that a majority of subjects prefer the gift to the individual.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title Charity Begins at Home: A Lab-in-the-Field Experiment on Charitable Giving
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Games
dc.subject.keywordcharitable giving
comparative dictator game
lab-in-the-field experiment
dc.citation.volumeNumber 9
dc.citation.issueNumber 4
dc.identifier.digital games-09-00095
dc.contributor.publisher MDPI
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/g9040095
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.articleNumber 95


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