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Egalitarian Religion and Economics

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  • Chiswick, Carmel U.

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    (George Washington University)

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The role of women in the ritual of many religions changed dramatically at the end of the 20th century, to the point where full participation by women was the norm by 2000 rather than the rarity that it had been 30 years earlier. This paper considers some aspects of the economic context that help explain why the movement toward egalitarianism succeeded in that period in contrast to its many previous failures. It concludes with predictions of future trends.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 4904.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2010
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Publication status: published in: Lighthouse Economic Review 1:1, June 2010
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp4904

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  1. Chiswick, Carmel U., 2014. "Immigrants and Religion," IZA Discussion Papers 8092, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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