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Study Finds Minimal Racial Bias in Charitable Giving to Victims of Hurricane Katrina

July 9, 2007

people and society graphic The perceived neediness of Hurricane Katrina victims is a better determinant of charitable giving than the victims' race, according to a study by Christina M. Fong, research scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, and Erzo F.P. Luttmer, associate professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. The paper was published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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