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Contributo para uma visao economica do associativismo religioso - o caso das confrarias activas de Lisboa
[Towards an economic perspective of the religious associativism - the case of Lisbon active laical brotherhoods]


  • Mourao, Paulo


Where are the brotherhoods of the Patriarchate of Lisbon? Why are these brotherhoods located in such spaces? The present work answers to these two questions, being a pioneer attempt about the thematic, in Portugal. Through the empirical validation recurring to logit models, this paper identifies as determinants the human diversity of the spaces (parishes) and the related tradition, not confirming the hypothesis of the purchase power of the resident people. Therefore, it is confirmed that the resources constraint of this kind of social groups considers the cultural and the traditional richness as fundamental to the detriment of the exclusive budget restriction.

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  • Mourao, Paulo, 2006. "Contributo para uma visao economica do associativismo religioso - o caso das confrarias activas de Lisboa
    [Towards an economic perspective of the religious associativism - the case of Lisbon active
    ," MPRA Paper 4379, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:4379

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    1. Reinikka, Ritva & Svensson, Jakob, 2004. "Working for God?," CEPR Discussion Papers 4214, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    1. Mourão, Paulo Reis, 2008. "Local development and competitive soccer teams location. The Portuguese case," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 12, pages 135-143.

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    regional economics; social economics; religious brotherhoods;

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    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification
    • Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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