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The Oxford handbook of the economics of religion

Author: Rachel M McCleary
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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In this Handbook, leading scholars demonstrate the application of the economics of religion approach to topics on human capital, the state regulation of religion, economic aspects of religion, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel M McCleary
ISBN: 9780195390049 0195390040
OCLC Number: 557405923
Description: xiii, 400 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The economics of religion as a field of inquiry / Rachel M. McCleary --
Religion, human capital investments, and the family in the United States / Evelyn L. Lehrer --
Religious norms, human capital, and money lending in Jewish European history / Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein --
Islam and human capital formation : evidence from premodern Muslim science / Eric Chaney --
The effects of the Protestant Reformation on human capital / Sascha O. Becker and Ludger Woessmann --
Religion and the spread of human capital and political institutions : Christian missions as a quasi-natural experiment / Robert D. Woodberry --
Toward better measures of supply and demand for testing theories of religious participation / Daniel V.A. Olson --
Immigrants, migration and religious economies / Darren E. Sherkat --
On the (lack of) stability of communes : an economic perspective / Ran Abramitzky --
The economics of sainthood (a preliminary investigation) / Robert J. Barro, Rachel M. McCleary, and Alexander McQuoid --
On the socioeconomic consequences of religious strife and coexistence / Murat Iyigun --
Religion under communism : state regulation, atheist competition, and the dynamics of supply and demand / Steven Pfaff --
Rethinking the study of religious markets / Daniel M. Hungerman --
Religion and civil liberties in the United States / Anthony Gill --
Secularization and economic models of religious behavior / Steve Bruce --
The political economy of the medieval Church / Robert B. Ekelund, Jr., Robert F. Hébert, and Robert D. Tollison --
Funding the faiths : toward a theory of religious finance / Laurence R. Iannaccone and Feler Bose --
Data and directions for research in the economics of religion / Roger Finke and Christopher D. Bader --
International religious demography : an overview of sources and methodology / Todd M. Johnson and Brian J. Grim.
Other Titles: Economics of religion
Responsibility: edited by Rachel M. McCleary.
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a solid addition to the prestigious series. Titus Hjelm, Journal of Religion in Europe

 
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