Women More Likely to Give, and More Likely to Give More

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Illustration by Serge Bloch, from the Wall Street Journal

Here’s a fascinating short read from the Wall Street Journal. Research at the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy shows that women give more than their male peers at all income levels, even though women have fewer available resources.  And women and men give for different reasons.  Women tend to be more altruistic and empathetic than men – to give to help others, whereas men tend to give when the appeal frames the donation as being in the man’s self interest or a a way of maintaining the status quo.

Check out the article here.  There’s a lot to chew on from this article – but for now we’ll just leave it at that.

Article by Kirstan Barnett.

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