• Wealth Trends

    There are significant variations in who owns wealth and why over time. These papers and books explore patterns in wealth ownership, rates of accumulation, wealth mobility, and the resulting trends in wealth inequality that result.

  • Gender and Wealth

    Gender and family dynamics are at the core of movement into the super-rich, a group that consists predominately of heterosexual married couples. These papers explore the role of family processes in how couples get rich.

  • Immigrants

    Because wealth is an important measure of financial well-being and economic incorporation, understanding the wealth ownership patterns of immigrant groups and their American-born children could provide important insight into both trends in wealth ownership and immigrant incorporation.

  • Spending

    Spending is a critical—but understudied—factor associated with wealth accumulation. These papers look at how consumption shapes wealth outcomes.

  • Health

    Wealth and health are closely connected. These papers explore the nature of this relationship and the mechanisms that account for the connection.

  • Religion and Wealth

    There is a growing literature that shows that a person’s approach to the world – their cultural orientation – is associated with their finances.

Books by Lisa A. Keister

Wealth in America, An exploration of trends in wealth ownership.
An exploration of trends in wealth ownership.
Faith and Money
Faith and Money: A study of the relationship between religion and asset ownership by Lisa A. Keister
Getting Rich, An investigation of wealth mobility. This book asks: can you move up in the wealth distribution? by Lisa A. Keister
Getting Rich, An investigation of wealth mobility. This book asks: can you move up in the wealth distribution? by Lisa A. Keister
Inequality, An inequality and stratification textbook by LIsa A. Keister
Inequality, An inequality and stratification textbook by LIsa A. Keister
Religion Work and Inequality, A collection of works on religion and inequality by Lisa A. Keister
Religion Work and Inequality, A collection of works on religion and inequality by Lisa A. Keister
Religion and Inequality in America, A co-edited book with Darren Sherkat on religion and inequality in America. with Lisa A. Keister
Religion and Inequality in America, A co-edited book with Darren Sherkat on religion and inequality in America. with Lisa A. Keister
Entrepreneurship, A collection of papers on entrepreneurship. Part of the Research in the Sociology of Work series. by Lisa A. Keister
Entrepreneurship, A collection of papers on entrepreneurship. Part of the Research in the Sociology of Work series. by Lisa A. Keister
Work Organizations in China after Thirty Years of Transition, A collection of papers on China’s economic transition. by Lisa A. Keister
Work Organizations in China after Thirty Years of Transition, A collection of papers on China’s economic transition. by Lisa A. Keister