This just in from scholar Chris Einholf at DePaul University in Chicago
"When a new baby arrived, parents’ charitable giving and volunteering decreased; when the oldest child reached the age of 2, their giving increased, but not their volunteering.
When the oldest child entered middle and high school, parents’ charitable giving and volunteering increased;
when their youngest child left the household, parents decreased their giving and volunteering and redirected their charitable giving toward health and environmental organizations.
The negative effects on volunteering were stronger for mothers, whereas the positive effects on volunteering were stronger for fathers."
Christopher J. Einolf
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
Nov 12, 2017 | OnlineFirst