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dc.contributor.authorPaldam, Martinen_US
dc.contributor.authorGundlach, Erichen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-26T13:28:28Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-26T13:28:28Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/30065-
dc.description.abstractWe use factor analysis to derive a robust measure of religiosity from items reported in five waves of the World Value Survey. Our measure of religiosity is negatively correlated with per capita income. Development apparently causes religiosity to fall to about half its pre-modern level. Most components of the demand for religion are reduced by development. The supply of religion declines once churches lose control over the institutions providing collective goods like education, health, and social security. These goods used to be supplied by churches jointly with religious services but tend to be supplied by the state with rising levels of development. Aspects of supply and demand are integrated in a CES production function framework that can explain the direction of causality in the observed negative correlation between income and religiosity.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel working paper 1576en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.jelZ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordLevels of developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordreligiosityen_US
dc.subject.keywordbiogeographyen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialprodukten_US
dc.subject.stwReligionen_US
dc.subject.stwWissenschaften_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsstufeen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleThe religious transition: a long-run perspectiveen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn618323473en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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