In a video interview, IZA Fellow Carmel U. Chiswick (George Washington University) talks about the link between economic choices and religious traditions.
She states how economic incentives can be the context for religious traditions and what the economic choices are when you are born into a particular religion. Furthermore, Chiswick explains how international migration affects religious observance of migrants. Finally, she addresses the role of religious laws.
For more information on this topic see Carmel Chiswicks’s book on Judaism in Transition: How Economic Choices Shape Religious Traditions.