Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Generation X

A series of new studies chronicling the giving patterns of Generation X has confirmed popular opinion. People born between 1965 and 1980 are much less likely donate to charities than their baby boom parents or greatest generation grandparents. Observers are quick to point out that it not that theses young adults are inherently any less generous. With a steady decline in real wages over the past several years economics play a factor as well as the younger generation concern about work life balance. When they do donate to charities many of this generation simply have different ideas of how to give. Wanting to more hands on involvement and supporting more programs with tangible results.

4 Comments:

At April 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not so sure that generation X isn’t just lazy and egocentric.

 
At April 11, 2005, Anonymous David Trent said...

You can say that again.

 
At April 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is too soon to care what generation X does.

 
At April 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Generation X person myself, I can agree with what the studies are showing. I would agree that we are probably more "tight" with our money, however instead of contributing monetarily many of us are giving back with donating our time to wonderful causes. Money does support an organizations mission, however people to carry out the mission & believe in its cause is equally as important!

 

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