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Why Hasn’t Economic Growth Killed Religion ? (Economics of religion)

jeudi 20 décembre 2007 par Michael McBride
Economic growth has not led to a decline in religion despite past predictions that it would. I use a formal model of religious competition to show how economic growth produces counteracting effects on religious participation in an open religious market, while economic growth will have little (...) > suite


Deliver us from Evil : Religion as insurance (Economics of religion)

jeudi 20 décembre 2007 par Andrew Andrew Clark and Orsolya Lelkes
This paper focusses on the insurance role of religion in buffering the well-being impact of stressful life events, and the ensuing economic and social implications. Using two large-scale European data sets, we show that the religious enjoy higher levels of life satisfaction, and that religion (...) > suite


Economics, Religion and the Decline of Europe (Economics of religion)

mercredi 19 décembre 2007 par Niall Ferguson
This article asks whether there is any casual connection between the contemporaneous decline in industriousness and religiosity in Europe over the past 25 years. In the United States working hours and levels of religious faith and observance have held steady or even increased over this period. (...) > suite


Religion and High School Graduation : A Comparative Analysis of Patterns for White and Black Young Women (Economics of religion)

mardi 18 décembre 2007 par Evelyn L. Lehrer
This paper examines how two dimensions of childhood religion—affiliation and participation—are related to the probability of graduating from high school. Hypotheses derived from a human capital model are tested with data on non-Hispanic white and black women from the 1995 National Survey of (...) > suite


Individual’s religiosity enhances trust : Latin American evidence for the puzzle (Economics of religion)

mardi 18 décembre 2007 par Maximo Rossi
This paper explores the effect of religious observance and affiliation to the dominant religion (Catholicism) on trust in institutions, towards others and market attitudes. The analysis is performed using a Latin American database of twenty thousand respondents from 2004 by means of ordered (...) > suite


Is fertility related to religiosity ?-Evidence from Spain (Economics of religion)

mardi 18 décembre 2007 par Shoshana Neuman
This paper was delivered at the first ENER workshop, in Granada (Spain), novembre 2007 > suite


Why Do European Governments Favor Religion ? (Economics of religion)

samedi 15 décembre 2007 par Pablo Brañas-Garza, Angel Solano-Garcia
This paper explores a highly controversial issue : while most European countries are undergoing a clear and well-documented process of secularization, the governments of these countries widely support religious institutions. The arguments put forward by the median voter seem insufficient to (...) > suite


Preaching to the choir ? Economic analysis of Church Growth (Economics of religion)

vendredi 14 décembre 2007 par Esa Mangeloja
Economic theory, applied economic modeling and econometric methods offer advantageous tools for analyzing numerous organizations, institutions and social contexts which are not inherently downright economical by nature, as religious markets. In contemporary rational choice religious market (...) > suite


ENER, The European Network on the Economics of Religion (Economics of religion)

mercredi 12 décembre 2007
ENER - The European Network on the Economics of Religion - is a no-cost and informal network of mainly Europe based researchers interested in and working on the Economics of Religion. ENER aims to bring together the rather scattered knoweldge of the European issues of the Economics of Religion. (...) > suite


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