Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm

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This study investigated whether family structure transition and low income are risk factors in the development of prosocial behavior. Models of young adults' prosocial behavior - charitable giving and volunteering - were estimated as functions of their family structure and income during the stages of childhood. Participants were a representative sample of(More)
This study investigated the relationship between the monetary giving and volunteering behavior of adolescents and the role-modeling and conversations about giving provided by their parents. The participants are a large nationally-representative sample of 12-18 year-olds from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics' Child Development Supplement (n = 1244).(More)
Preliminary versions of this paper was presented at the 2006 Population Association of America Annual Meeting and the 2008 meeting of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Activity. We are grateful for financial support from NICHD Grant Number 1 R01 HD04645633-01. We are thankful to the agencies that fund the PSID data(More)
Theories of moral development posit that an internalized moral value that one should help those in need-the principle of care-evokes helping behaviour in situations where empathic concern does not. Examples of such situations are helping behaviours that involve cognitive deliberation and planning, that benefit others who are known only in the abstract, and(More)
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