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Active Participation in Voluntary Organizations Declining Faster Than Checkbooks Can Keep Up

The decline in active memberships in civic groups, fraternal organizations and other local associations is greater than the increase in checkbook memberships, according to new research to be presented at the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Sociologist Awarded Grant to Study Generosity

University of Texas at Austin sociologist Pamela Paxton has been awarded a $148,000 grant from the Science of Generosity Initiative at the University of Notre Dame to study how social, economic and political structures affect individuals' generosity toward one another.