Giving: The next generation – parental effects on donations

Steinberg, Richard & Wilhelm, Mark (2003) Giving: The next generation – parental effects on donations. QUT, Brisbane. [Working Paper]


This paper provides a summary of what is known from social science research about the effects parents have on the donations of their children. It then goes on to summarize two on-going research projects. The first project provides estimates of the strength of the relationship between the charitable giving of parents and that of their adult children. The second provides estimates of the effect of inheritances on charitable donations. Both projects use data from the Center on Philanthropy Panel Study (COPPS); accordingly, the paper provides an introduction to these data. Finally, the paper draws implications for fundraisers from the two on-going projects, and suggests several other areas in which COPPS can generate knowledge to improve the practice of fundraising.

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ID Code: 49980
Item Type: Working Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Philanthropic Giving, Parental effects, Donations
ISBN: 1741070325
ISSN: 1447-1213
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > OTHER COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (159900)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 01 May 2012 01:13
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2013 03:15

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