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Religious affiliation and economic development: a recent literature review

Anca Olimid

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This article provides an overview of the recent literature relevant to the study of the relation between economics and religion. The paper also appeals to the critical review on the implications of religious markets and church-state relation. The study argues that economic development depress religiosity. Subsequent comments will be linked to a much more comprehensive literature on the social and economic consequences of religious beliefs.

Keywords: religiosity; economic development; state; society (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: N3 Z12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-03-04
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