Parents Key in Raising Charitable Children

| September 20, 2013

Crayon HeartNew research provides compelling evidence that parents play an important role in preparing their children to become charitable adults.

For both girls and boys, parents who talk to their children about giving significantly increase the likelihood that the child will give to charity. This is true even after considering parents’ giving to charity (parents’ role-modeling of giving). Talking to children about giving to charity is equally effective regardless of the child’s gender, race and age.

The study, Women Give 2013, is the fourth in a series of research reports conducted at the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy that focus on gender differences in giving to charity. The nationally representative sample of U.S. households offers empirically based evidence to guide parents on their journeys to raise charitable children.

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Category: Charitable Giving

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