Addressing the religious free-rider problem via religious consumption signaling and religious capital accumulation
The aim of this paper is to investigate and illustrate the religious free-rider problem within church congregations while investigating religious consumption signaling patterns and the ability, or lack thereof, to form religious capital. From an institutional perspective, this paper will address stigma-screening processes via three economic models in an effort to understand and evaluate the overall effectiveness of institutional responses towards free-riding members. In addition, this paper will explore incentives behind perverse consumption signaling as a method of communicating membership, as ...
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Simpson, Jason J.
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Author(s):Rolston, Holmes, 1932-Date Issued:1987Format:born digital; chapters (layout features)In generic logical form science and religion are more alike than is often supposed, especially at their cores. At the same time, science and religion typically offer alternative interpretations of experience, the scientific ...
Preaching from the White House: The Influence of Political Party Affiliation on Religious Signaling in National Presidential Addresses Author(s):Chambers, Elizabeth M.; Chambers, Elizabeth M.Date:2019-08This study investigated the influence of political party affiliation on religious signaling in American presidential speech. The study took a census of the most recent 20 years of State of the Union addresses (1999 to 2018) ...