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Generosity and Philanthropy: A Literature Review

Autores/Participantes : Pamala Wiepking, René Bekkers

The article presents an overview of the academic literature on philanthropy, divided in two parts: 1. Who gives how much; 2. Why people give. In part 1 it surveys the literature on characteristics of individuals and households that are related to giving. In part 2, it identifys eight mechanisms as the most important forces that drive giving: (1) awareness of need; (2) solicitation; (3) costs and benefits; (4) altruism; (5) reputation; (6) psychological benefits; (7) values; (8) efficacy. The article evaluates the progress in almost 500 studies reviewed and suggests directions for future research on philanthropy.

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Copyright SSRN 2007