Giving in France: A Philanthropic Renewal after Decades of Distrust

ESSEC Business School Working Paper 1318

16 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2013

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Arthur Gautier

ESSEC Business School

Anne-Claire Pache

ESSEC Business School

Valérie Mossel

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

Abstract

In this paper, we provide an outline of the philanthropic landscape in France and analyze the results of a 2009 survey of 4,612 French households about their giving patterns. In the first part, we synthesize knowledge on the history of philanthropy in France, its size and scope, government policy and regulation as well as elements of cultural context. In the second part of the paper, we present a quantitative analysis of recent giving survey data in France, highlighting several determinants on the likelihood to give and the amount donated. Trust towards others, religious beliefs, secondary education, old age and home ownership seem to be the strongest determinants for giving in France. This chapter will be part of the forthcoming Palgrave Research Companion to Global Philanthropy, edited by Pamala Wiepking and Femida Handy.

Keywords: Determinants, France, Giving, Philanthropy

Suggested Citation

Gautier, Arthur and Pache, Anne-Claire and Mossel, Valérie, Giving in France: A Philanthropic Renewal after Decades of Distrust. ESSEC Business School Working Paper 1318. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2364349

Arthur Gautier (Contact Author)

ESSEC Business School ( email )

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Anne-Claire Pache

ESSEC Business School ( email )

3 Avenue Bernard Hirsch
CS 50105 CERGY
CERGY, CERGY PONTOISE CEDEX 95021
France

Valérie Mossel

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) ( email )

Rotterdam
Netherlands

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