ILLUSTRATION: STEVEN VEACH

Does getting beget giving? Not necessarily, at least for those who receive financial aid. That was a finding of a paper that examined the correlation between alumni giving and receiving three types of financial aid: campus jobs, scholarships, and loans. Having a campus job bore no significant relation to postgraduation giving. Scholarship recipients gave with the same frequency as non-aid recipients, but less money. And student-loan recipients gave less frequently and gave less. The study, by Princeton economics professor Harvey Rosen and Texas A&M professor Jonathan Meer ’02, used data from an unnamed research university and controlled for aid recipients’ financial ability to donate. The results were published in a working paper for the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies in October 2011. By Nora Taranto ’13