Donation of Money, Volunteering, and Civic Engagement: How do they Relate to Intergenerational Transmission of Philanthropic Values?

Hillel Schmid*, Michal Almog-Bar, Ronit Nirel

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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of the relationships between intergenerational transmission of philanthropic values and prosocial behavior in three areas: monetary donation of money, volunteering, and civic engagement. Using a multivariable analysis for each area, while controlling for socio-demographic and social environment variables, this study found that the main intergenerational transmission variables are the family as the nuclear unit, the parents as role models, and discourse in the parents’ home. Together these create a family environment that supports philanthropic values of donating money and volunteering and at the same time engaging in civic activities. The relationships between the three areas reflecting prosocial behavior are complementary rather than substitutional. Explanations of these relationships are provided and discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)140-152
Number of pages13
JournalVoluntas
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2024

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Keywords

  • Civic engagement
  • Donation of money
  • Family discourse
  • Intergenerational transmission
  • Parents as role models
  • Philanthropic values
  • Prosocial behavior
  • Volunteering

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