Women Give 2012

Women Give 2012

Women of the boomer generation and their older sisters and mothers are more likely to give to charity than their male peers, a report from the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Center for Philanthropy finds. Women Give 2012 (14 pages, PDF) examined giving by households headed by single men and single women born before 1964 and found that, when controlled for income, education, marital status, health, and age, 19 percent of these women gave at least 3 percent of their total income (including non-labor income, annuitized wealth, and income from family members living in the household) to charity, compared with 11 percent of men in the same cohort. The report also found that among the top income quartile of this population, 23 percent of women gave at least 3 percent to charity, compared with 13 percent for men.