Women Give 2013: New Research on Charitable Giving by Girls and Boys

Publication date: 
September, 2013
Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
United Nations Foundation

This study is among the first to analyze what parents can do to encourage their children’s charitable behavior. It finds that nearly 90 percent of children give to charity; that girls and boys are equally likely to give money, but girls are more likely to volunteer; and that parents who talk to their children about charitable giving significantly increase the likelihood that those children will give to charity.

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