A new study has found that women born during and before the Baby Boom gave more to charity than their male counterparts.
Moreover, when income, education and other factors that influence charitable giving are equal, they are likelier to give than men, according to Women Give 2012, issued last week by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
The study found that at all income levels, and regardless of the share of their permanent income they give, women born in 1964 and earlier donate 89% more to charity than their male counterparts.
Among those in the top quarter of permanent income, women give 156% more (better than 1.5 times more) than similarly situated men.
A statement accompanying the release of the study said it was among the first to examine the combined effects of age and gender on charitable giving. Researchers using data from 2003 to 2007 controlled for financial resources over the individual’s lifetime and adjusted for life expectancy.