Monthly Archives: April 2012

Who gives? Lining up the evidence

There are strong differences in the level and nature of philanthropy between individuals. Which characteristics of people are typical of generous donors? In a review of the empirical literature on philanthropy, Pamala Wiepking and I have answered this question. The review appears in two journal articles. The first paper is available online:

The second paper has just been accepted, and will appear in the July 2012 issue of  Voluntary Sector Review. More information about the literature review is available on

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