Lisa Keister


Department of Sociology, Duke University

NLS user since 2000

  • Lisa A. Keister. 2003. "Sharing the Wealth: The Effect of Siblings on Adults’ Wealth Ownership." Demography. 40:521-542.
  • Lisa A. Keister. 2003. "Religion and Wealth: The Role of Religious Affiliation and Participation in Early Adult Asset Accumulation." Social Forces. 82:173-205.
  • Lisa A. Keister. 2007. “Upward Wealth Mobility: Exploring the Roman Catholic Advantage.” Social Forces. 85:1195-1226.
  • Lisa A. Keister. 2008. “Conservative Protestants and Wealth: How Religion Perpetuates Asset Poverty.” American Journal of Sociology. 113:1237-71.
  • Lisa A. Keister. 2004. "Race, Family Structure, and Wealth: The Effect of Childhood Family on Adult Asset Ownership." Sociological Perspectives. 47:161-87.
  • Lisa A. Keister. 2005. Getting Rich: America’s New Rich and How They Got That Way. Cambridge University Press.
What I learned from NLS data

I've used the NLS to study wealth ownership and accumulation patterns including by race, family structure, and religion.

Why I chose NLS data

The longitudinal data, especially on wealth, are wonderful.