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Lisa A. Keister; Faith and Money: How Religion Contributes to Wealth and Poverty


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Faith and Money: How Religion Contributes to Wealth and Poverty Paperback – September 5, 2011
by Lisa A. Keister  (Author)
 
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For those who own it, wealth can have extraordinary advantages. High levels of wealth can enhance educational attainment, create occupational opportunities, generate social influence, and provide a buffer against financial emergencies. Even a small amount of savings can improve security, mitigate the effects of job loss and other financial setbacks, and improve well-being dramatically. Although the benefits of wealth are significant, they are not enjoyed uniformly throughout the United States. In the United States, because religion is an important part of cultural orientation, religious beliefs should affect material well-being. This book explores the way religious orientations and beliefs affect Americans' incomes, savings, and net worth.
 
 
Editorial Reviews
Review
"Recommended." -Choice

"With Faith and Money, Lisa Keister has written a timely, clearly written, and expert analysis of the connections between religion and wealth in the United States." -Matthew T. Loveland, Catholic Book Review

"...Keister has produced a very solid and useful book about the relationship between wealth and religion. Anyone who is curious about the role of religion in American society is sure to benefit from reading Faith and Money." -Richard Swedberg, American Journal of Sociology
 
Book Description
Wealth can have extraordinary advantages. High levels of wealth can enhance educational attainment, create occupational opportunities, and provide a buffer against financial emergencies. Although the benefits of wealth are significant, they are not enjoyed uniformly throughout the United States. In the United States, because religion is an important part of cultural orientation, religious beliefs should affect material well-being. This book explores the way religious orientations and beliefs affect Americans' incomes, savings, and net worth.
 
About the Author
Lisa A. Keister is a professor of sociology and the Director of the Markets and Management Program at Duke University. She conducts research on wealth inequality, asset accumulation and the causes of each. She is the author of Getting Rich: America's New Rich and How They Got There (Cambridge University Press 2005) and Wealth in America (Cambridge University Press 2000). Her research on Chinese corporations and the country's economic transition appeared in her book Chinese Business Groups (2000) as well as various articles.
 
Product Details
  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521721105
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521721103
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
 

 

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