Religion, Entrepreneurship, Income and Employment
Keywords:religion, entrepreneurship, income, employment
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.
Int. J. Soc. Sci. Manage. Vol.1(1) 2014 3-9