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A note on the effect of education on religiosity

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  • Javier Arias-Vazquez, F.

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In 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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  • Javier Arias-Vazquez, F., 2012. "A note on the effect of education on religiosity," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(3), pages 895-897.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:3:p:895-897 DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.07.005
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    1. repec:eee:jeborg:v:142:y:2017:i:c:p:509-539 is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Strulik, Holger, 2016. "An economic theory of religious belief," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, pages 35-46.
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    Keywords

    Education; Religion; Identification;

    JEL classification:

    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics

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