Monday, October 31, 2011

Pg. 99: Lisa A. Keister's "Faith and Money"

Today's feature at the Page 99 Test: Faith and Money: How Religion Contributes to Wealth and Poverty by Lisa A. Keister.

About the book, from the publisher:
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.
Learn more about Faith and Money at the Cambridge University Press website.

Lisa A. Keister is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Markets and Management Studies Program at Duke University.

The Page 99 Test: Faith and Money.

--Marshal Zeringue