Religion and Stratification


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© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. There is a strong and well-documented relationship between religion and social stratification. Social scientists have studied this connection for decades, and the field has recently gained considerable momentum. We survey recent theoretical approaches to studying religion and stratification. We then provide an overview of some of the most important empirical contributions of contemporary literature. We focus on religion's role in shaping family processes, education, work, income, wealth, immigration, and health. We end with a discussion of nonreligious people. Our conclusion highlights gaps in the literature.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keister, LA; Fulton, B

Published Date

  • March 26, 2015

Start / End Page

  • 292 - 297

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780080970868

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.84045-3

Citation Source

  • Scopus