STUDIES IN GLOBAL EQUITY
Cover: Portrait of a Giving Community: Philanthropy by the Pakistani-American Diaspora, from Harvard University PressCover: Portrait of a Giving Community in PAPERBACK

Portrait of a Giving Community

Philanthropy by the Pakistani-American Diaspora

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$19.95 • £15.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780674023666

Publication Date: 01/15/2007

Short

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

42 black and white line drawings, 11 tables

Global Equity Initiative, Harvard University > Studies in Global Equity

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Portrait of a Giving Community is based on a nationwide survey of the giving habits of Pakistani-Americans. This study, the first of its kind, not only examines the history, demography, and institutional geography of Pakistani-Americans but also looks at how this immigrant community manages its multiple identities through charitable giving and volunteering. It provides a snapshot in time of a generous and giving community whose philanthropy has become increasingly “American” without being less “Pakistani.”

Who are the Pakistani-Americans? What is the extent of their diaspora giving to Pakistan? What can be done to increase and channel their philanthropy for more equitable development in Pakistan? How much do they give within the U.S. and to causes unrelated to Pakistan? How does this community manage the hyphen in “Pakistani-American”? These are some of the questions that motivate this book.

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