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Failed Generosity

Christian Smith, Michael O. Emerson, and Patricia Snell

in Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337112
eISBN:
9780199868414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337112.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines various data sources on charitable giving in the United States to establish six crucial facts about the giving of American Christians. These are that at least one out of five ... More


Understanding Consumption in Retirement: Recent Developments

Erik Hurst

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter summarizes five facts from the recent literature on consumption behavior during retirement. Most importantly, it shows that there is substantial heterogeneity in spending changes at ... More


Religious Obligation or Altruistic Giving? Muslims and Charitable Donations

Ajaz Ahmed Khan

in Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199916023
eISBN:
9780199950447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916023.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the motivations for charitable giving. It takes a look at the aspirations and expectations of individual donors from the United Kingdom to a certain Muslim charity, Islamic ... More


Remembering the Dead: Commemoration and Memory in Protestant Culture

PETER MARSHALL

in Beliefs and the Dead in Reformation England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198207733
eISBN:
9780191716812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207733.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Disputing the contention that the Reformation led to a loss of interest in memorialising the dead, this chapter analyses the rich and varied commemorative culture of post-Reformation England. It ... More


Hospitals, Almshouses, and Charity

Andrew D. Brown

in Popular Piety in Late Medieval England: The Diocese of Salisbury 1250-1550

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198205210
eISBN:
9780191676550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205210.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

The clear links between the Trinity hospital, the St George guild, and the town government show that yet another layer should be added to the devotional structures within certain late medieval towns. ... More


The Choose-Your-Charity Tax: A Way to Incentivize Greater Giving

Aaron S. Edlin

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Many people do not give as much as they can afford to charity due to the seeming irrelevance of a single contribution. The problem with good causes is that the very thing that makes a charity a good ... More


Introduction

Gabrielle Fack and Camille Landais

in Charitable Giving and Tax Policy: A Historical and Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723660
eISBN:
9780191790751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723660.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter provides an overview of the conference volume and presents unique evidence on the historical and comparative evolution of charitable giving and tax policies. It summarizes the main ... More


Charitable Giving and Tax Policy in the US

Charles T. Clotfelter

in Charitable Giving and Tax Policy: A Historical and Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723660
eISBN:
9780191790751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723660.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Charitable contributions play a bigger role in the provision of public goods in the United States than in other developed countries. This chapter begins by providing some broader context for ... More


Philanthropy, Tax Policy, and Tax Cheating: A Long-Run Perspective on US data

Gabrielle Fack and Camille Landais

in Charitable Giving and Tax Policy: A Historical and Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723660
eISBN:
9780191790751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723660.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter provides unique evidence of substantial behavioral responses of wealthy taxpayers to charitable giving deductions in a very long time perspective, using original historical data ... More


Charitable Giving and Economics

Anthony B. Atkinson

in Charitable Giving and Tax Policy: A Historical and Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198723660
eISBN:
9780191790751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723660.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter provides an overview of the literature on charitable giving in economics and on the debates surrounding optimal policies toward charitable giving, illustrated by the case study of giving ... More


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