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Does Religion Distribution Matter in the Economic Growth of Latin America?

  • Jaime Ortiz

    (Division of International Programs and A. R. Sanchez Jr. School of Business, Texas A&M International University, U.S.A.)

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    This research empirically analyzes the relationship between religion distribution and economic performance for a number of Latin American countries. The econometric results using time-series cross-sectional data yield consistent yet relatively mild estimates. Religion as a conduit for modifying values, behaviors, and outcomes does influence aggregate rates of per-capita economic growth and total factor productivity ratios in the region. However, once broken down by religious beliefs, the Catholic religion plays by far the largest role, rendering other well-known religious affiliations less important.

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    Article provided by College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan in its journal International Journal of Business and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 8 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3 (December)
    Pages: 183-199

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    Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:8:y:2009:i:3:p:183-199
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