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…

RELIGION AND ATTAINMENT

Religion and attainment are clearly linked. This paper provides a synthetic model that includes religion as both a background and a mediating component to explain its relationship with outcomes like income and wealth. Abstract Religion is an important determinant of social and economic attainment, but the mechanisms that underlie this relationship are not well understood. Early scholars…

RELIGION AND INEQUALITY: THE ROLE OF STATUS ATTAINMENT AND SOCIAL BALANCE PROCESSES

The relationship between religion and inequality is inherently multilevel. This paper draws on attainment ideas to develop a micro-model and ideas from social balance theory to aggregate the model’s outcomes. The synthesis of ideas from these theoretical traditions provides a unique, and potentially useful way to understand the relationship between cultural orientation and material resources.