Panel Study of Income Dynamics - 2015 Philanthropy Module (Wave 39)

a MiCDA Research Project Description

Investigators: Katherine A. McGonagle, Charles C. Brown

Funding (subcontract): John Templeton Foundation, 2015-2016 (Professional Services Agreement)

The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) is a longitudinal study since 1968 of a representative sample of U.S. individuals and the family units in which they reside. The study?s long-term span, innovative genealogical design, and comprehensive content have been critical to the fundamental understanding of a wide variety of key social science issues, including those involving life course effects. The main goal of this supplement is to collect approximately three minutes of content on philanthropic giving from approximately 9,500 PSID families during Wave 39 (2015), process, and disseminate the data within PSID?s publicly accessible data center ( This work will be co-funded through support received by other sponsors including the National Science Foundation, the National Institute on Aging, and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Research Signature Theme:

Survey Measurement and Methods: Panel Study of Income Dynamics