The Early Life Influences of Teachers' Genders on Later Life Charitable Giving: Evidence from the Natural Disasters in Japan

31 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2019

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Eiji Yamamura

Seinan Gakuin University

Nattavudh Powdthavee

University of Warwick

Abstract

What determines human beings' decisions to donate money to a charity? Using a nationally representative survey of the Japanese population, we demonstrate that having been taught by a female teacher in their first year of school makes individuals more likely to donate to charities following natural disasters. The findings are robust in controlling for lessons on prosocial behaviors, such as group learning. We tested our results separately for men and women, as well as on prosocial attitude outcomes. Overall, our results suggest potential prosocial implications may arise from teacher-student gender matching.

Keywords: charitable giving, gender, prosocial, Japan, natural disaster, donation

JEL Classification: D64, I20

Suggested Citation

Yamamura, Eiji and Powdthavee, Nattavudh, The Early Life Influences of Teachers' Genders on Later Life Charitable Giving: Evidence from the Natural Disasters in Japan. IZA Discussion Paper No. 12528. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3445795

Eiji Yamamura (Contact Author)

Seinan Gakuin University ( email )

6-2-92 Nishijin
Sawara-ku
Fukuoka 814-8511
Japan

Nattavudh Powdthavee

University of Warwick ( email )

Gibbet Hill Rd.
Coventry, West Midlands CV4 8UW
United Kingdom
+44 (0)2476 528240 (Phone)

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