Prof. dr. R. Bekkers

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Rene Bekkers is Head of Research and Assistant Professor at the Department of Philanthropic Studies at VU University Amsterdam. After he completed his Ph.D. in Sociology from Utrecht University, he received a personal grant from the Netherlands Scientific Organization (NWO) to study the effect of education on prosocial behavior. His current research takes a multidisciplinary approach to examine determinants and consequences of giving and volunteering, combining experiments and survey methodology.
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  • Philantropy
  • Charities
  • Volunteer work
  • Fundraising


Minor Filantropische Studies: Inleiding filantropische studies


Geven in Nederland
Giving in the Netherlands Panel Survey


All VU Amsterdam publications via METIS