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Protestantism, Labor Force Participation, and Employment across Countries


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Feldmann, H., 2007. Protestantism, Labor Force Participation, and Employment across Countries. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 66 (4), pp. 795-816.

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    https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1536-7150.2007.00540.x

    Abstract

    Using data from 80 countries, this article analyzes whether Protestant religion affects labor market outcomes. Controlling for the impact of labor market regulations, business regulations, the tax burden, the business cycle, the level of economic development, demographic and geographical conditions, wars, and the transition from planned to market economy as well as unobserved country and year effects, we find that countries in which the largest portion of the population practices Protestant religion have substantially higher labor force participation and employment rates, particularly among women. We obtain the same result for a subgroup of 19 industrial countries for which we have better data to control for the impact of labor market institutions and business cycle fluctuations.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsFeldmann, H.
    DOI10.1111/j.1536-7150.2007.00540.x
    Uncontrolled Keywordscycles (e320),includes inheritance and gift taxes (h240),religion (z120),cultural economics,time allocation and labor supply (j220),business fluctuations,personal income and other nonbusiness taxes and subsidies
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Economics
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code9795

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