*Protestants and Catholics: Similar Work Ethic, Different Social Ethic

  title={*Protestants and Catholics: Similar Work Ethic, Different Social Ethic},
  author={Benito Arru{\~n}ada},
  journal={Development Economics eJournal},
  • Benito Arruñada
  • Published 23 September 2009
  • Economics
  • Development Economics eJournal
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