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Title:An Economic Perspective on Religious Education : Complements and Substitutes in a Human Capital Portfolio PDF Logo
Authors:Chiswick, Carmel Ullman
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 1456
Abstract:This paper models the tradeoffs between education in secular subjects, formal and informal, and the formation of religion-specific human capital. It explores some implications of negative externalities between religious and secular education. Applications include the tension between science and religion during the European Enlightenment and the development of religious education by American Jewry in the 20th century United States. The paper also discusses some implications for the vitality and intergenerational robustness of religious communities.
Subjects:religion
ethnic groups
education
minorities
JEL:J15
J20
Z12
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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