Abstract This is the first of two articles in which we present a comprehensive review of the multi-disciplinary academic literature on philanthropy, identifying the predictors of charitable giving. For each predictor, we discuss the evidence for the mechanisms that may explain why the predictor is correlated with giving. We conclude with a brief agenda for future research. In this first article we present the evidence on the relationship of giving with religion, education, age, and socialization.

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Keywords Sociale verandering, sociale processen en sociale conflicten, Sociologie, Sociology
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1332/204080511X6087712, hdl.handle.net/1765/32755
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Bekkers, R, & Wiepking, P. (2011). Who Gives? A Literature Review of Predictors of Charitable Giving I – Religion, Education, Age and Socialization. Voluntary Sector Review, 2(3), 337–365. doi:10.1332/204080511X6087712