Considers the importance of private contributions to notforprofitorganizations NPOs in capitalistic welfare states but notes that theshare of national income donated to NPOs is significantly lower inIsrael than in the USA. Focuses on donations to NPOs in Israel andprovides an empirical analysis of the interrelationship of privatedonations and Government transfers to NPOs. Describes the analyticalbackground relating private contribution to Government activity,examining particularly the possibility that Government expenditureexerts a crowdingout effect on private contributions.Concludes that, with special reference to Israel, Government budgets andprivate donations to NPOs should coexist, in order to maximise thesources devoted to social services or to obtain an adequate variety ofsuch services.
International Journal of Social Economics – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1992