An Economic Perspective on Religious Education: Complements and Substitutes in a Human Capital Portfolio
AbstractThis paper models the tradeoffs between education in secular subjects, formal and informal, and the formation of religion-specific human capital. It explores some implications of negative externalities between religious and secular education. Applications include the tension between science and religion during the European Enlightenment and the development of religious education by American Jewry in the 20th century United States. The paper also discusses some implications for the vitality and intergenerational robustness of religious communities.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 1456.
Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2005
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Publication status: published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2006, 24, 449-467
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- Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion
- J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
- J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
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