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dc.contributor.authorBoppart, Timoen_US
dc.contributor.authorFalkinger, Josefen_US
dc.contributor.authorGrossmann, Volkeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-29T11:13:57Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-29T11:13:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46245-
dc.description.abstractDuring industrialization, Protestants were more literate than Catholics. This paper investigates whether this fact may be led back to the intrinsic motivation of Protestants to read the bible and whether other education motives were involved as well. We employ a historical data set from Switzerland which allows us to differentiate between different cognitive skills: reading, numeracy, essay writing and Swiss history. We develop an estimation strategy to examine whether the impact of religious denomination was particularly large with respect to reading capabilities. We find support for this hypothesis. However, Protestants' education motives went beyond reading the bible.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper: Economics of Education 3314en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordcognitive skillsen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordreading capabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordreligious denominationen_US
dc.subject.keywordprotestant reformationen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwProtestantismusen_US
dc.subject.stwKatholizismusen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwSchweizen_US
dc.titleProtestantism and education: Reading (the bible) and other skillsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn659013363en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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