Charitable Giving: What Makes a Person Generous?


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The motivations and demographics in the highest giving individuals is not very clear. What are characteristics of generous people? Available literature shows that charitable giving arises from a complexity of motives, attitudes, and demographic attributes. Some may give out of altruism, while others give out of egoism. Examining two groups of individual household data--those below the 1.2% medianpercentage of household income given to charity, and those above it, results showed that belonging to a religious congregation had ...

Charitable Giving: What Makes a Person Generous? 2011, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken

ISBN-13: 9783845423005

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