Long-term Determinants Long-term Determinants of the Size of the Non-profit Sector Serving Households in the Visegrad Countries

  • Jindřich Špička University of Economics, Prague
  • Markéta Arltová University of Economics, Prague
  • Petr Boukal University of Economics, Prague
  • Luboš Smrčka University of Economics, Prague
Keywords: Central European countries, nonprofit sector serving households, econometric modelling, government failure theory, immigration

Abstract

The article investigates differences in socioeconomic determinants of the size of the nonprofit sector serving in the Visegrad Countries. The question is whether there are different power and direction of socioeconomic determinants of the size of the nonprofit sector serving households. The results are based on panel data regression in 2000-2014. GDP per capita is the significant determinant of the nonprofit sector in the country with no tax assignation. The different systems of care for the elderly have an impact on the determinants of the size of the nonprofit sector serving households (old-age dependency ratio, life expectation index). The government failure theory was established only in the Czech Republic where is an obvious competition between non-profit sector and health care system. In the most Visegrad countries, nonprofit organizations help governmental sector to cope with increasing number of refugees in need coming from war regions.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ee.28.5.19254

Author Biographies

Jindřich Špička, University of Economics, Prague
Department of Strategy
Markéta Arltová, University of Economics, Prague
Department of Statistics and Probability
Petr Boukal, University of Economics, Prague
Department of Strategy
Luboš Smrčka, University of Economics, Prague
Department of Strategy
Published
2017-12-22
Section
ECONOMICS OF ENGINEERING DECISIONS