Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/95994
Authors: 
Brañas-Garza, Pablo
García-Muñoz, Teresa
Neuman, Shoshana
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers, Bar-Ilan University, Department of Economics 2009-22
Abstract: 
Using a dataset of 15,000 subjects from 32 western countries, the current study examines individuals who were raised in a certain religion and at some stage of their lives left it. Currently, they define their religious affiliation as 'no religion'. A battery of explanatory variables (country-specific, personal attributes and marriage variables) was employed to test for determinants of this decision. It was found that the tendency of individuals to leave their religion is strongly correlated with the degree of religious diversity of their country and with their spouse's religious characteristics. Moreover, personal socio-demographic features seem to be less relevant.
Subjects: 
religion
national aggregates
disaffiliation
JEL: 
Z12
J12
J13
D13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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