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Portrait of a Giving Community: Philanthropy by the Pakistani-American Diaspora

Portrait of a Giving Community: Philanthropy by the Pakistani-American Diaspora

by Adil NajamAdil Najam


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674023666
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/15/2007
Series: Studies in Global Equity , #7
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 231
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Adil Najam is a Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

A Note of Thanks


Chapter 1. Context, Constraints, and Criteria

Chapter 2. Pakistanis in America

Chapter 3. Total Giving

Chapter 4. Trends and Tendencies

Chapter 5. Attitudes and Preferences

Chapter 6. Community Perceptions

Chapter 7. What did we learn and what should we do?




Annex: Survey Questionnaire

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