CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT WEALTH

Conservative Protestant Wealth Conservative Protestants tend to have low wealth. Family structures, educational attainment, and orientations toward money all contribute. The association between cultural orientation and material outcomes is fundamental to sociology research. This article contributes to the understanding of this relationship by exploring how religious affiliation affects wealth ownership for conservative Protestants (CPs). The…

Gender in the One Percent Lisa A. Keister

GENDER IN THE ONE PERCENT

Gender in the One Percent: White, Married Men’s Dominance in Elite Financial Positions The households in the top one percent of the U.S. income distribution control enormous quantities of financial resources. They receive 23.8% of all household income, and the minimum income to needed to be in this elite group is $845,000. The disparity between…

Why don't Americans care about inequality? Lisa A. Keister

WHY AMERICANS DON’T CARE ABOUT INEQUALITY

Why Don’t Americans Care About Inequality? There is no question that inequality is extreme in the United States, and some groups are clearly much worse off than others (Collins and Hoxie; Keister 2014; McCall and Percheski; Piketty). There are also some individuals and groups – social activists, some academics – who find this deeply troubling.…