The paper studies the determinants of regular volunteering, taking its cue from the previous literature on extrinsic and intrinsic motivations. Its main contribution lies in the analysis of the role of monetary rewards in influencing intrinsic motivation. It uses frameworks that allow empirical hypotheses to be made about the effects of monetary rewards, intrinsic motivation and the combined term on volunteer labour supply. With an Italy-based survey, the paper shows, controlling for endogenous bias, that monetary payments as well as intrinsic motivation have roles in the real-life decision to supply volunteer work, but monetary rewards do not crowd out intrinsic motivation.

Do monetary rewards crowd out intrinsic motivation to volunteers? Some empirical evidence for Italian volunteers

FIORILLO, Damiano
2011

Abstract

The paper studies the determinants of regular volunteering, taking its cue from the previous literature on extrinsic and intrinsic motivations. Its main contribution lies in the analysis of the role of monetary rewards in influencing intrinsic motivation. It uses frameworks that allow empirical hypotheses to be made about the effects of monetary rewards, intrinsic motivation and the combined term on volunteer labour supply. With an Italy-based survey, the paper shows, controlling for endogenous bias, that monetary payments as well as intrinsic motivation have roles in the real-life decision to supply volunteer work, but monetary rewards do not crowd out intrinsic motivation.
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