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Charity and Gift Exchange in Pakistan


Saima Naeem


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Asad Zaman


Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

May 23, 2009


Abstract:     
Researchers have established that gift exchange is an important explanation for efficiency wages. Since gift exchange is a culture dependent phenomenon, we sought to replicate these findings in Pakistan, to assess the prevalence of gift exchange mechanism. We chose to study gift exchange via a field experiment in the simple setting of charitable donations in door to door campaign. Significant differences in outcomes were observed, suggesting a rejection of the simple gift exchange mechanism, which involves roughly equal exchanges over short time intervals. A plausible alternative explanation for our results may be complex gift exchange, which works over longer intervals.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 24

Keywords: gift exchange, charity Giving

JEL Classification: C93, D63

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Date posted: August 31, 2009 ; Last revised: June 3, 2010

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Naeem, Saima and Zaman, Asad, Charity and Gift Exchange in Pakistan (May 23, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1443568 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1443568

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Saima Naeem
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Asad Zaman (Contact Author)
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics ( email )
P.O.Box 1091
Islamabad 44000, Federal Capital
Pakistan
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