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dc.contributor.authorBecker, Sascha O.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWoessmann, Ludgeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:32:08Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:32:08Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26459-
dc.description.abstractMartin Luther urged each town to have a girls' school so that girls would learn to read the Gospel, evoking a surge of building girls' schools in protestant areas. Using county- and town-level data from the first Prussian census of 1816, we show that a larger share of Protestants decreased the gender gap in basic education. This result holds when using only the exogenous variation in Protestantism due to a county's or town's distance to Wittenberg, the birthplace of the Reformation. Similar results are found for the gender gap in literacy among the adult population in 1871.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2414en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelN33en_US
dc.subject.jelZ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordGender gapen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordprotestantismen_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenbildungen_US
dc.subject.stwProtestantismusen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechterdiskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungschancenen_US
dc.subject.stwPreußenen_US
dc.titleLuther and the girls: religious denomination and the female education gap in 19th century Prussiaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn583119913en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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