Charitable Giving in Transition Economies: Evidence from Russia

Arthur C. Brooks
2002 National tax journal  
The economics of philanthropic behavior in the United States has received considerable attention in the literature over the past 25 years. Until now, however, no major studies on developing or transition economies had appeared. This paper begins to fill this gap, estimating the determinants of charitable giving in Russia in the post-Soviet era using World Bank household-level data. It provides evidence of both similarities and differences with Western countries regarding the effects of income,
more » ... axes, and demographics on charitable giving. "Voluntary social insurance, development of additional forms of social security and charity shall be encouraged." -Article 39, section 3, The Russian Constitution 1
doi:10.17310/ntj.2002.4.05 fatcat:qtwcnteynzd3rexqhpn7xxfocy