To better understand wealth concentration, it can be helpful to compare income and wealth ownership. In contrast to wealth (defined above), income refers to flows of money into the household as in wages, salaries, government transfer payments, and gifts.
An individual's religious participation and affiliation can have both direct and indirect effects on asset ownership and wealth accumulation. Cultural patterns that accompany religious participation often produce behaviors that in turn have consequences for wealth inequality.
Figure 1: Religion and Median Net Worth
Data comes from the NLSY 1979 Cohort. Median 2007 net worth by childhood religion
Searches for above sectors by % of total population show less than 3% Jewish.