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Keister, Lisa A., 1968-
Faith and money : how religion contributes to wealth and poverty / Lisa A. Keister
Alternate Title Faith and money : how religious belief contributes to wealth and poverty
New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011
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Subject(s) Wealth -- Religious aspects
Wealth -- United States
Money -- Religious aspects
Money -- United States
Subject United States -- Religion
Physical Description xii, 248 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Summary "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"--Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-243) and index
Contents Religion and wealth -- Family and human capital processes -- Work, occupation, and income -- Wealth I : net worth and real assets -- Wealth II : financial assets, liabilities, and multivariate models -- Upward mobility -- Notable achievement -- A truly complex relationship -- How much is enough?

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