Spousal haggling is bad for charity. So say the authors of a new study in the Journal of Human Resources (Winter 2003), which finds that when partners with different giving preferences bargain, their total charitable giving goes down.

There is growing evidence, according to the study, that men and women have different tastes for giving. But if this is true, how are these conflicts resolved in marriage?

Economists James Andreoni of the University of Wisconsin- Madison and Eleanor Brown...


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