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dc.contributor.authorBar-El, Ronenen_US
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Muñoz, Teresaen_US
dc.contributor.authorNeuman, Shoshanaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTobol, Yossefen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T09:32:07Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-23T09:32:07Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36783-
dc.description.abstractThis study presents an evolutionary process of secularization that integrates a theoretical model, simulations, and an empirical estimation that employs data from 32 countries (included in the International Social Survey Program: Religion II - ISSP, 1998). Following Bisin and Verdier (2000, 2001a), it is assumed that cultural/social norms are transmitted from one generation to the next one via two venues: (i) direct socialization - across generations, by parents; and (ii) oblique socialization - within generations, by the community and cultural environment. This paper focuses on the transmission of religious norms and in particular on the 'religious taste for children'. The theoretical framework describes the setting and the process leading to secularization of the population; the simulations give more insight into the process; and 'secularization regressions' estimate the effects of the various explanatory variables on secularization (that is measured by rare mass-attendance and by rare-prayer), lending support to corollaries derived from the theory and simulations. The main conclusions/findings are that (i) direct religious socialization efforts of one generation have a negative effect on secularization within the next generation; (ii) oblique socialization by the community has a parabolic effect on secularization; and (iii) the two types of socialization are complements in 'producing' religiosity of the next generation.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 4980en_US
dc.subject.jelC15en_US
dc.subject.jelC25en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ11en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelZ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCultural transmissionen_US
dc.subject.keywordreligionen_US
dc.subject.keywordfertilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordsecularizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordISSPen_US
dc.subject.stwKulturen_US
dc.subject.stwReligionen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialisationen_US
dc.subject.stwGenerationenbeziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwFamiliensoziologieen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleThe evolution of secularization: Cultural transmission, religion and fertility theory, simulations and evidenceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn627468713en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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