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Faith and money : how religion contributes to wealth and poverty

Author: Lisa A Keister
Publisher: Cambridge [U.K.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa A Keister
ISBN: 9780521896511 0521896517 9780521721103 0521721105
OCLC Number: 766256961
Description: xii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Religion and wealth; 2. Family and human capital processes; 3. Works, occupation, and income; 4. Wealth I: new worth and real assets; 5. Wealth II: financial assets, liabilities, and multivariate models; 6. Upward mobility and assimilation; 7. Notable achievement; 8. A truly complex relationship; 9. Conclusion: how much is enough?
Other Titles: How religious belief contributes to wealth and poverty
Responsibility: Lisa A. Keister.

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This book explores the way religious orientations and beliefs affect Americans' incomes, savings and net worth.  Read more...

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