A note on the effect of education on religiosity
AbstractIn this note I present a novel finding on the relationship between education and religion in the US. I estimate the effect of education on religiosity using two alternative data sources and complementary identification strategies. My findings are conclusive. Contrary to the previously established positive correlation between formal education and religiosity, my results suggest that education has a negative effect on individuals’ religiosity.
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Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
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Education; Religion; Identification;
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