Russians’ Participation in Cash Donations: Factors and Level of Involvement

25 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2014

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Irina Mersiyanova

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

Natalya Ivanova

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

Irina Korneeva

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

Date Written: October 22, 2014

Abstract

As part of Russia’s transformation process of the last decade, the preconditions for the emergence of philanthropic institutions were created. However, there is a limited amount of research devoted to the philanthropic activity of Russians. This deficit stems from a lack of empirical data on the subject. This article seeks to partly rectify this deficit of empirical information on the topic. We examine the level of Russian citizens’ involvement in making cash donations and reveal the socio-demographic factors that influence it. Empirical data were collected within the framework of the monitoring of Russian civil society that has been conducted since 2006. We found that giving is a rather well-developed civic practice in Russia, even based on the number of Russians who make donations. To activate charity, a favorable institutional environment needs to be created in Russia.

Keywords: philanthropy, charity, donations, volunteering, civil society, benefactors, donors, logistic regression

JEL Classification: L3, L31

Suggested Citation

Mersiyanova, Irina and Ivanova, Natalya and Korneeva, Irina, Russians’ Participation in Cash Donations: Factors and Level of Involvement (October 22, 2014). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 53/SOC/2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2513806 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2513806

Irina Mersiyanova (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Natalya Ivanova

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Irina Korneeva

National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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