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Highlights from scholarly journals

 
If_it_does_good

If It Does Good, Feel It

Benefiting emotionally from altruistic behavior doesn’t lessen—indeed, it increases—other people’s regard for that behavior.

By Adrienne Day | Spring 2015
 
Value_Added

A “Value Added” Evaluation

Teachers who help boost students’ test scores also have a notable impact on students’ long-term outcomes.

By Adrienne Day | Spring 2015
 
Sharing_Stage

Sharing the Stage

The example of venture philanthropy in Europe shows how old and new forms of practice can coexist.

By Adrienne Day | Spring 2015
 
Ends_and_means

Ends and Means

In the way that people think about end-of-life care, moral and economic motives converge and commingle.

By Adrienne Day | Spring 2015
 

Brands as Targets

Companies with a high profile are more likely to become the focus of anti-sweatshop protests.

 

Learning From Charter Schools

What happens when educators transplant successful practices from the charter sector to the public school system?

 

The Strong Effect of Weak Ties

Social connections help drive protest mobilization—as long as those connections aren't too close.

 

In Aid of Conflict?

International food assistance can lead to a spike in the occurrence of armed conflict within a country.

 

How Fair Trade Grew

Variances in the experience of producer countries strongly affect how fair trade markets have evolved.

 
global_giving_world

As Giving Goes Global

Philanthropic activity is increasing worldwide in ways that reflect a shared ethos of humanitarian "virtue."