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The wage effects of being raised in the Catholic religion: Does religion matter?

Опубликовано на портале: 15-12-2002
American Journal of Economics and Sociology. 2000.  Vol. 59. No. 3. P. 419-432. 
Тематический раздел:
New empirical evidence is provided about the existence of a Catholic wage premium. A simple allocation-of-time model provides two explanations for the observation that those persons raised in the Catholic religion earn more than their non-Catholic counterparts. The Catholic religion may add to a person's stock of human capital and/or it may act as a signal of desirable labor market characteristics such as discipline, honesty, trustworthiness, and high motivation.