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Religiosity: A comparison between Latin Europe and Latin America

Ianina Rossi () and Maximo Rossi ()

No 1108, Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) from Department of Economics - dECON

Abstract: We present a brief discussion about religious behavior from a microeconomic perspective considering individual decisions about church attendance and its frequency in some Latin European and American countries. With this aim, we analyze the links between individuals’ religiosity and several socioeconomic variables. We confirmed that Uruguayans are the least religious. We also found that religious activity is more intense for women and older people, and the education level has an ambiguous effect on the intensity of religious activity. In addition, we find that richer people are more religious, but countries with higher income per capita are less religious.

Keywords: church attendance; religious activity; religion and socioeconomic variables (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2008-07
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