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ERIC Number: EJ900301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1744-6503
A Comparative Analysis of Educational Donors in the Netherlands
James, Russell N., III; Wiepking, Pamala
International Journal of Educational Advancement, v8 n2 p71-78 Jun 2008
Using data from 1,373 households participating in the 2005 Giving in the Netherlands Panel Survey, this paper examines the characteristics of educational donors in comparison with other types of charitable donors and with nondonors. Charitable giving is quite common in the Netherlands, but there is no established higher education advancement profession. Similar to US findings, Dutch educational donors were among the most generous, giving more than other donors did to religion and other noneducational charities. Educational gifts were, however, much smaller in the Netherlands. Probit and Tobit analyses revealed the dominant importance of the presence of children in the home in predicting educational charitable giving. Dutch educational giving may be more focused on small gifts supporting extra-curricular primary school activities, rather than large gifts to higher education. The absence of a strong positive effect of graduate education, such as was found in previous US research on educational giving, may result from a difference in philanthropic cultures regarding higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands