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Purpose – Because belief in a supernatural agent with extraordinary power is rooted in psychology, Veblen's instinct psychology was the essential basis for his evolutionary economics of religion. The innate behavioral traits that Veblen called instincts in human nature are now recognized in...
Purpose – The paper aims to propose an analytical framework for social influence and mathematical formulation for its main components: conformity and peer‐pressure. The framework is conceived to explain why certain behaviours and beliefs propagate in a society and some others disappear. It can...
Purpose – Enabling decision‐makers in Israel to better assess the prospects of government policies aimed at changing inter‐generation income distribution for the benefit of the retirees. Design/methodology/approach – Based on a comprehensive data set, the paper utilizes multivariate...
Purpose – This paper aims to characterize those who take part in three different type religious activities (prayers, monetary donations and worship attendances) in the USA using 1972‐2010 General Social Survey pooled data. Design/methodology/approach – The authors have identified factors that...
Purpose – The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the social relevance of school transport in Flanders, Belgium, by using a social cost‐benefit analysis (SCBA). Design/methodology/approach – The use of a SCBA already showed to be an appropriate tool for the appraisal of transport projects...
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