ERIC Number: EJ900297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
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Distinctive Characteristics of Educational Donors
James, Russell N., III.
International Journal of Educational Advancement, v8 n1 p3-12 Mar 2008
Examining the charitable behavior of 56,663 US households, this paper evaluates the distinctive characteristics of educational donors as compared with donors to noneducational charitable organizations and with nondonors. In general, educational donors had significantly greater income, wealth, and education than other donors. Educational donors were broadly generous, giving more to religious charities, as well as noneducational and other charities than did other donors. Probit and Tobit regression analyses revealed that an individual's educational level was the strongest predictor of charitable donations to education institutions. Educational attainment was also more strongly associated with educational giving than with other types of charitable giving.
Descriptors: Donors, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Fund Raising, Private Financial Support, Income, Correlation, Predictor Variables, Guidelines, Individual Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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