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Table 1 Descriptive analysis of variables (N = 6120)

From: Intergenerational effects on individual charitable donation: an innovative study on philanthropy in China

Variables Parents(N = 6120) Children(N = 6120)
N mean/percentage N mean/percentage
Have donated   100%   100%
 Yes (1) 351 5.74% 324 5.29%
 No (0) 5769 94.26% 5796 94.71%
Income in 2013 (10,000 yuan)   2.87 (SD = 11.70)   3.03 (SD = 5.07)
Years of education(years)   7.03 (SD = 4.18)   11.00 (SD = 3.57)
Age(years)   53.88 (SD = 7.94)   27.78 (SD = 7.09)
Gender   100%   100%
 Male (1) 2784 45.49% 3141 51.32%
 Female (0) 3336 54.51% 2979 48.68%
Member of danwei   100%   100%
 Yes (1) 703 11.49% 575 9.40%
 No (0) 5417 88.51% 5545 90.60%
Religious believer   100%   100%
 Yes (1) 852 13.92% 754 12.32%
 No (0) 5268 86.08% 5366 87.68%
Political affiliation   100%   100%
 Party member (1) 451 7.37% 354 5.78%
 Nonparty member (0) 5669 92.63% 5766 94.22%
Have only one child   100%   
 Yes (1) 1328 21.70%   
 No (0) 4792 78.30%   
Have donated in the name of the family   100%   100%
 Yes (1) 400 6.54% 400 6.54%
 No (0) 5720 93.46% 5720 93.46%