ERIC Number: ED470062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
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The Sources and Uses of Annual Giving at Private Research Universities.
Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Smith, Christopher L.
This study addressed why private research universities differ in the sources and uses of their annual giving. Some background data on the trends and variations in the shares of annual giving coming from and going to different uses are provided . Data from a panel of private research universities (n=78) for the 1968-1969 to 1998-1999 period were used to estimate models that provide explanations for why the levels and shares of giving coming from different sources and going to different uses vary across institutions and over time. The explanations focus on differences in characteristics of the institutions and differences in macroeconomic variables, such as changes in federal estate, corporate, and capital gains tax rates. Increases in the federal capital gains tax are associated with a decrease in giving and other individual giving. Some institutional characteristics, such as the disciplinary composition of undergraduate students' degrees, increased research spending, larger numbers of alumni per student, and number of chief executive officers who are alumni, are associated with giving. The racial/gender/ethnic makeup of the student body also influenced the pattern of giving. Determinants of the uses of annual giving are also discussed. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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