Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1587561
 


 



Economics and Religion


Carmel U. Chiswick


George Washington University; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); University of Illinois at Chicago


IZA Discussion Paper No. 4868

Abstract:     
This paper provides an overview of the relationship between economics and religion. It first considers the effects of economic incentives in the religious marketplace on consumersメ demand for "religion." It then shows how this demand affects religious institutions and generates a supply of religious goods and services. Other topics include the structure of this religious marketplace and the related "marketplace for ideas" in a religiously pluralistic society. Empirical evidence is summarized for the effects on selected economic behaviors of religious affiliation and intensity of belief or practice.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 22

Keywords: economics, religion, human capital

JEL Classification: Z12

working papers series


Download This Paper

Date posted: April 12, 2010  

Suggested Citation

Chiswick, Carmel U., Economics and Religion. IZA Discussion Paper No. 4868. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1587561

Contact Information

Carmel Ullman Chiswick (Contact Author)
George Washington University ( email )
Monroe Hall, Suite 340
2115 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
United States
(202) 994-3161 (Phone)
(202) 994-6147 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.uic.edu/~cchis
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
University of Illinois at Chicago ( email )
601 South Morgan Street
m/c 144
Chicago, IL 60607-7121
United States
312-996-2683 (Phone)
312-996-3344 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.uic.edu/~cchis
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 1,037
Downloads: 203
Download Rank: 83,007

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo1 in 0.375 seconds