Religion, Entrepreneurship, Income and Employment

  • Bruce Kingma Martin J Whitman School of Management, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
  • Ryan Yeung Department of Public Administration, State University of New York College at Brockport
Keywords: religion, entrepreneurship, income, employment

Abstract

This exploratory study compares the entrepreneurial tendency and family income across religious denominations in the United States.  Information from the General Social Survey (GSS) database on self-employed and a matched sample of those employed by others is used to compare the family income and incidence of entrepreneurship by religion.  We show that Protestants are more likely to be self-employed than Catholics, although both are less likely than those that are not religious or Jews.  Religious affiliation has a mixed result on income, although increased attendance at religious services increases income for those employed by others.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijssm.v1i1.8641

Int. J. Soc. Sci. Manage. Vol.1(1) 2014 3-9

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2014-01-15
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Kingma, B., & Yeung, R. (2014). Religion, Entrepreneurship, Income and Employment. International Journal of Social Sciences and Management, 1(1), 3-9. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijssm.v1i1.8641
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