By Scheherazade Daneshkhu
Published: December 22 2006 23:23 | Last updated: December 22 2006 23:23
The next time you chuck a few coins in a collecting tin shaken under your nose, consider whether the money really is going to the poor.
Charity is thought of as giving to the needy and those in distress. But many charities benefit the rich more than the poor and only a small amount of charitable giving is redistributive, says a paper published this year by the Centre for Civil Society at the London School of Economics."