Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171192
Authors: 
Lozano, Fernando A.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 384
Abstract: 
The literature on the economics of religion finds that increased religious participation or religious density is associated with positive socio-economic outcomes such as increased earnings, educational attainment, and lower engagement in risky behaviors. The literature suggests that this relationship is causal, and that the gains from religion often tend to be accrued among low-skill or marginalized youth groups. In turn, as education and income increase, societies become more secular. Will the positive outcomes associated with religion disappear as western societies become more secularized?
Subjects: 
religion
secularism
religious participation
JEL: 
N3
Z12
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Document Type: 
Article

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