Women's Philanthropy Institute: How Women and Men Give Around Retirement
How does retirement affect philanthropy? Does this differ for women and men?
For years, economic studies have shown that people generally reduce their overall spending when they retire. But what about charitable giving? How does retirement affect philanthropy? Does this differ for women and men?
Our latest report is the first-known scholarly research to explore how retirement affects charitable giving. It finds that while most households decrease their overall spending around retirement, they generally maintain charitable giving levels — but key gender differences exist.