Charitable Giving by Married Couples: Who Decides and Why Does it Matter?

Posted on October 24, 2003 by Eleanor Brown, Isaac Rischall, James Andreoni

‘We examine how charitable giving is influenced by who is responsible for giving decisions. Looking first at single-person households, we find men and women to have have significantly different tastes for giving, setting up a potential conflict for married couples. We find that, with respect to total giving, married households tend to resolve these conflicts largely in favor of the… Read More

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