The Price of Virtue

The Price of Virtue

The Economic Value of the Charitable Sector

Vivien Foster, Susana Mourato, David Pearce and Ece Özdemiroglu

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.

A note on contributions

Vivien Foster, Susana Mourato, David Pearce and Ece Özdemiroglu

Subjects: economics and finance, welfare economics, social policy and sociology, comparative social policy

Extract

Chapters 1–5 are the result of teamwork between EFTEC (Economics for the Environment Consultancy) and CSERGE (Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment) on a project funded by the Charities Aid Foundation. Contributing authors are Vivien Foster, Susana Mourato, Ece Özdemiroglu, Steve Dobson, David Pearce and Tannis Hett. ˘ Chapters 6–8 have been prepared by Vivien Foster under an award from the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Vivien wishes to thank the ESRC for their support. Chapters 9–10 were drafted by David Pearce, Vivien Foster and Susana Mourato. x