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Faith and Money, The Annual Doll Lecture, by Lisa Keister

Story imageThe Annual Doll Lecture on Religion and Money, to be given by Lisa Keister, professor of sociology and the Director of the Markets and Management Program at Duke University.  Professor Keister is the author of Faith and Money: How Religious Belief Contributes to Wealth and Poverty, released in 2011 by Cambridge University Press.

Location: Guyot 10

Date/Time: 02/27/12 at 4:30 pm - 02/27/12 at 6:00 pm

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.
Lisa A. Keister is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Markets and Management Program at Duke University. She conducts research on wealth inequality, asset accumulation, and the causes of each.

Category: Public Lectures

Department: Doll Family Lectures in Religion and Money