My interest in generosity came about from my research on social mobility, ethnic integration and social capital in British society. I found a lot of studies on specific aspects of generosity, but no systematic analysis on the interrelationship between people’s socio-economic position, different facets of generosity (volunteering, helping and giving) and their consequences on people’s socio-political behaviour. Many of the studies only use rather simple descriptive techniques on overall patterns of giving or volunteering without exploring their underpinnings or their impacts. Thus I wish to conduct a fairly systematic study on the interrelationships of causes, manifestations and consequences of generosity in Britain using the most authoritative sources (the Citizenship Survey from 2001 onward) and most appropriate techniques.
- Science of Generosity: Causes, Manifestations and Consequences of Generous Behaviors
- The Social Contagion of Generosity
- The Family Cycle of Kindness and Generosity
- Religious Institutions and Generosity: Catholicism and Islam
- The Inherent Sociality of Giving and Altruism
- Attachment Formation, Compassion and Generosity
- Does Microfinancing Promote Generosity?
- The Foundations of Marital Generosity
- The Neural Circuitry Underlying Altruistic Behavior
- Generosity from an Intercultural Perspective
- The Causes and Effects of Workplace Generosity
- The Causes of Intergenerational Generosity
- The Development of Prosocial Behavior
- The Socioeconomic Basis of Generosity in Britain