慈善事業の経済的価値<br>The Price of Virtue : The Economic Value of the Charitable Sector

慈善事業の経済的価値
The Price of Virtue : The Economic Value of the Charitable Sector

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 226 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781840644852
  • DDC分類 338.433617

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It is well known that the voluntary sector in modern society is large in terms of economic activity - but how large? The authors of this pioneering book attempt to address this problem by utilizing survey techniques, originally developed in environmental economics, to place an economic value on the benefits provided by the voluntary sector in the UK. The authors comprehensively detail the analytical foundations of their survey methodology, a stated preference approach, and the results which were achieved. The economic value of the voluntary sector is elicited by discovering the general public's willingness to pay, to maintain charitable services that are at a hypothetical risk of closure. This willingness to pay is shown to be an important element of the economic value of the voluntary sector. The authors move on to investigate the benefits provided by the charitable sector in general and by housing and homelessness charities in particular.The book considers how, if people are willing to pay more for charities than they actually do, this economic surplus can be captured and turned into flows of income for the charities themselves. Fiscal incentives, the efficacy of various fund-raising methods and the benefits of population targeting are all examined as a means to this end. The book also discusses whether the value of charities can be defined in a wider context in terms of social capital.This highly innovative book will be of great interest to social economists, social scientists and all organizations working within and connected to the voluntary sector.

Table of Contents

        List of figures                            vi
List of tables viii
A note on contributions x
Acknowledgements xi
Preface xii
PART I MEASURING THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF THE
CHARITABLE SECTOR
Conceptual foundations 3 (16)
The benefits of charities to the general 19 (53)
public
The benefits of charities to users: the 72 (29)
homeless
The benefits of volunteering 101 (13)
The aggregate benefits of the charitable 114 (9)
sector: summary
PART II CAPTURING THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF
CHARITIES
Providing fiscal incentives for giving 123 (24)
Choosing fundraising methods 147 (20)
Targeting donors 167 (26)
PART III POLICY AND SOCIAL CAPITAL
On social capital 193 (11)
Conclusions and policy implications 204 (5)
References 209 (10)
Index 219