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Religious values, secular education and development:empirical evidence from some Latin American countries

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  • Luigi Aldieri

    (Department of Economics Salvatore Vinci, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy)

  • Giuseppina Autiero

    (Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Salerno, Italy)

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Religion as a component of family background may transmit values that positively affect children's educational achievements. Nevertheless, in its conservative dimension religion hampers children's self-determination and may lead them not to invest in higher education. Notably religion may adapt to the cultural changes triggered by economic development and modernization, which influences the prevailing effect of religion on education. These aspects are investigated through an overlapping generations model with human capital. The hypotheses from the model are tested with probit regression using the data from some Latin American countries. The results seem to support the role of development as a force driving the process of cultural change, which can promote children's educational achievement.

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Article provided by Pro Global Science Association in its journal Published in Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research.

Volume (Year): 5 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 (June)
Pages: 15-32

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