Philanthropic Behaviour of Quebecers

Rose Anne Devlin, Wenzhuo Zhao

Abstract


Residents of Québec typically give less money and volunteer less time compared to residents of all other provinces. This article employs the most recent General Social Survey: Giving, Volunteering and Participating (2013) data set and Tobit procedures and finds that Quebeckers give less money largely because of smaller endowments of two important determinants, religiosity and household income. Once demographic and socioeconomic characteristics are controlled, Quebeckers’ financial donations are comparable to those of residents of Ontario and Atlantic Canada and exceed those of residents of British Columbia. Quebeckers moreover are similar to others when it comes to volunteering for religious organizations, but they volunteer significantly less than others for secular organizations, which cannot be explained in this article.

Typiquement, les résidents du Québec donnent moins d’argent et consacrent moins de temps au bénévolat que les résidents des autres provinces. Cet article, en recourant aux données provenant de la dernière « Enquête sociale générale : dons, bénévolat et participation, 2013 » et au modèle Tobit, conclut que les Québécois donnent moins d’argent en grande partie parce qu’ils ont des lacunes dans deux domaines importants, à savoir la religiosité et le revenu du ménage. Cependant, après un contrôle des caractéristiques démographiques et socioéconomiques, on constate que les dons de la part des Québécois sont au fait comparables à ceux des résidents de l’Ontario et des provinces de l’Atlantique et supérieures à ceux des résidents de la Colombie-Britannique. D’autre part, les Québécois sont comparables aux résidents des autres provinces pour ce qui est du bénévolat dans les organismes religieux, mais ils font beaucoup moins de bénévolat dans les organismes séculaires, fait que cet article ne parvient pas à expliquer.

 


Keywords


Charitable giving; Volunteering; Religious donations; Secular contributions; Québec / Dons de charité; Bénévolat; Dons religieux; Contributions séculaires; Québec

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22230/cjnser.2017v8n1a224

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