Sources of Jewish Charitable Giving: Incentives and Barriers
Publication Date: January 1990
Publisher(s): Transaction Publishers
Author(s): Arnold Dashefsky
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Fundraising/Philanthropy
Coverage: United States
Surveys have not revealed in any great detail the motivations, both incentives and barriers for the philanthropic behavior of Jews. The research reported in this chapter begins to fill that gap by examining the issue within the normative context of helping behavior; i.e., the extent to which norms such as those of social responsibility or reciprocity are operating. Adherence to these norms is indicative of individuals' relationships to their society and of their support for whatever sense of moral order exists in their society. The study is based upon a purposive sample of 72 persons.