Confidence in charitable institutions and volunteering

  • Bowman W
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Abstract

We observe a lower rate of volunteering within a group of low confidence individuals. We observe that asking a person to volunteer increases the probability that they volunteer independent of their level of confidence in charitable institutions.We observe that volunteering increases the probability that an individual will have a high level of confidence in charitable institutions. We observe that persons with higher levels of interpersonal trust are more likely to have high confidence in charitable institutions regardless of their volunteer status

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  • Altruism
  • Asymmetric information
  • Confidence
  • Recruitment
  • Volunteering

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  • Woods Bowman

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