The Nature of Giving Time to Your Child's School.
Gee, Laura Katherine.
- How do households view contributions of time (via volunteering/fundraising) to their children's schools? Time contributions produce a public good (improved school quality for all students) and private benefits (e.g., better class placement) If private benefits increase with number of own children at a school and households value private benefits, then the level of contribution should be affected ... read moreby the number of own children enrolled at a single school. Using a nationally representative sample of more than 2,500 multichild households, I find that time contributions have a statistically significant relationship with number of own children enrolled in the same school. For example, households with multiple children at the same school have a 13 percentage points higher propensity to volunteer at the school than households with a single child in each school. This result implies that private benefits have a strong influence on the parents' decision to contribute time to their children's schools.read less
- Gee, Laura K. "The Nature of Giving Time to Your Child's School." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 40, no. 3 (June 2011): 552-565. doi:10.1177/0899764010362116.