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How social processes distort measurement: the impact of survey nonresponse on estimates of volunteer work in the United States.
The authors argue that both the large variability in survey estimates of volunteering and the fact that survey estimates do not show the secular decline common to other social capital measures areExpand
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The influence of religiosity on charitable behavior: A COPPS investigation
We examine the role of religion in charitable giving and find that the religious preference of both the donor and the recipient organization influence giving behavior. By exploiting a panel survey ofExpand
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Gender Differences in Formal and Informal Volunteering in Germany
In this study, we examine the gender differences in formal and informal volunteering using data from a Time Use Survey in Germany. Our study finds strong evidence that women are more likely toExpand
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Afterlife Incentives in Charitable Giving
There is an expanding literature that examines the influence of religion on economic behaviour. Researchers typically do not distinguish among religions, masking important variation across doctrines.Expand
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How Social Processes Distort Measurement: The Impact of Survey Nonresponse on Estimates of Volunteer Work in the United States1
The authors argue that both the large variability in survey estimates of volunteering and the fact that survey estimates do not show the secular decline common to other social capital measures areExpand
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Choosing to give more: experimental evidence on restricted gifts and charitable behaviour
It is common for charitable organizations to allow donors to place material restrictions on their gifts. Nonprofit firms and fundraisers generally believe that allowing gift restrictions willExpand
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Trading the Television for a Textbook?: High School Exit Exams and Student Behavior
Abstract Approximately half of the states in the United States have some form of high school exit exam. One purpose of the exit exams is to create a clear bar which students must pass in order toExpand
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An Evangelical Anomaly: Religious Observance and Intertemporal Choice
Educational achievement is positively correlated with religious devotion. However, those religious sects which are more devoted have, on average, lower levels of education. Evangelical Protestants,Expand
WETTABILITY OF A NOVEL BIOFILM-RESISTANT SURFACE MODIFICATION PROCESS FOR METALLIC IMPLANTS
Introduction The accumulation of proteins and bacteria on implant surfaces is a critical concern in the biomedical field, especially with respect to the potential of biofilm formation on implantExpand
New experimental evidence on charitable gift restrictions and donor behaviour
Gift restrictions are a common tool used by donors to ensure charitable intent. Owing to increased monitoring costs and the loss of flexibility, gift restrictions are costly to the recipientExpand
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