Who gives? A literature review of predictors of charitable giving. Part Two: Gender, family composition and income | Pamala Wiepking and René Bekkers

Posted on May 13, 2013 in Publications

Who gives? A literature review of predictors of charitable giving. Part Two: Gender, family composition and income | Pamala Wiepking and René Bekkers

This is the second of two articles in which Wiepking and Bekkers present a comprehensive review of the multidisciplinary academic literature on philanthropy. In this article, the authors identify the following predictors of charitable giving by individuals and/or households: gender, family composition and income. For each predictor, the evidence for the mechanisms that may explain why the predictor is correlated with giving, is discussed. The article concludes with a brief agenda for future research.

Wiepking, P. & Bekkers, R. (2012). ‘Who Gives? A Literature Review of Predictors of Charitable Giving. Part Two: Gender, Marital Status, Income, and Wealth’. Voluntary Sector Review, 3(2).

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