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Onderzoek naar samenhangen tussen fysieke kenmerken en exploitatiekosten van Rooms-Katholieke kerken
[Investigating the relationship between physical characteristics and operating costs of Roman Catholic churches]

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  • Franssen, M.M.E.
  • Peeters, H.M.M.

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This Master thesis investigates the relation between physical characteristics and operating costs of Roman Catholic churches in the Netherlands. We describe and analyse the actual data of a cross sample of the expenditures and revenues accounts and inventory lists of 62 churches in 1984. We further apply the econometric techniques of multivariate regressions, factor analyses, cluster analyses and 2-Stage-Least-Squares to explore and explain the total operation costs. Finally, from the 2-SLS regression results of the sub-costs the conclusion is drawn that a number of relevant explanatory variables is missing. The relationship between the operating costs and the available set of physical characteristics of the churches in 1984 is not significant.

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  • Franssen, M.M.E. & Peeters, H.M.M., 1988. "Onderzoek naar samenhangen tussen fysieke kenmerken en exploitatiekosten van Rooms-Katholieke kerken
    [Investigating the relationship between physical characteristics and operating costs of Roman Ca
    ," MPRA Paper 28108, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:28108
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    Keywords

    factor analyses ; cluster analyses ; 2 Stage Least Squares ; operating costs ; cross section ;

    JEL classification:

    • C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
    • C2 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables
    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General

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