Intergenerational Transmission of Charitable Giving among Wealthy Israeli Donors

Hillel Schmid*, Hanna Shaul Bar Nissim, Ronit Nirel

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This paper presents findings from a study on intergenerational transmission of philanthropic values and behavior among wealthy Israeli donors. The main findings show that the influence of the family is considerably greater than that of the environment, and that the family shapes the philanthropic behavior of the second-third generation. Discourse among family members also has a major impact on the continuity of philanthropic activity of the offspring. The paper enhances understanding of the contribution of philanthropic education, engagement in philanthropic activity, and participation in decision-making to the process of transmitting philanthropic values from parents to offspring.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)59-70
Number of pages12
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2020

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  • Environmental institutions
  • Family discourse
  • Family legacy
  • Intergenerational transmission
  • Parents’ personal attributes
  • Philanthropy


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