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Religious affiliation and economic development: a recent literature review

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  • Olimid, Anca Parmena
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    This article provides an overview of the recent literature relevant to the study of the relation between economics and religion. The paper also appeals to the critical review on the implications of religious markets and church-state relation. The study argues that economic development depress religiosity. Subsequent comments will be linked to a much more comprehensive literature on the social and economic consequences of religious beliefs.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 21101.

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    Date of creation: 04 Mar 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:21101

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    Keywords: religiosity; economic development; state; society;

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    1. Robert B. Ekelund Jr. & Robert F. Hebert & Robert D. Tollison, 2008. "The Marketplace of Christianity," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262550717, December.
    2. Victor Ginsburgh & David Throsby, 2006. "Handbook of the Eonomics of Art and Culture," ULB Institutional Repository 2013/152412, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
    3. Laurence R. Iannaccone, 1998. "Introduction to the Economics of Religion," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 36(3), pages 1465-1495, September.
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