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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 how religious markets function. The chapters also provide a discussion of new data sets and methods of measuring religious participation and beliefs.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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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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