Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86316
Authors: 
Bettendorf, Leon
Dijkgraaf, Elbert
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 05-105/2
Abstract: 
In this paper the relation between religion and income is investigated using a micro-dataset for the Netherlands. Religiosity is measured by religious membership and by participation. Instead of estimating separately a religion and an income equation, joint regression is preferred since this generally yields more efficient estimates. Following the single equation approach, both religious measures are found to decrease significantly income and income is found to affect negatively religion. However, these cross-effects get insignificant once the equations are simultaneously estimated. In contrast, the effects of socio-economic characteristics on religion and income hardly differ between both approaches.
Subjects: 
Income
Religious Membership
Religious Participation
JEL: 
Z12
H31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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