The Great Recession and charitable giving Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. We examine the impact of the Great Recession on charitable giving. Using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, we estimate a variety of specifications and find sharp declines in overall donative behaviour that is not accounted for by shocks to income or wealth. These results suggest that overall attitudes towards giving changed over this time period.

altmetric score

  • 33.08

author list (cited authors)

  • Meer, J., Miller, D., & Wulfsberg, E.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • December 2017