An Evangelical Anomaly: Religious Observance and Intertemporal Choice

@article{Thornton2013AnEA,
  title={An Evangelical Anomaly: Religious Observance and Intertemporal Choice},
  author={J. Thornton and Charles E. Stokes and S. Helms},
  journal={Macroeconomics: Consumption},
  year={2013}
}
  • J. Thornton, Charles E. Stokes, S. Helms
  • Published 2013
  • Economics
  • Macroeconomics: Consumption
  • Educational achievement is positively correlated with religious devotion. However, those religious sects which are more devoted have, on average, lower levels of education. Evangelical Protestants, for example, have the highest level of religious devotion but the lowest level of educational achievement. Previous research explains this by proposing that education enhances the gains to social interaction while substituting for religious belief. We examine an alternative hypothesis, where religion… CONTINUE READING

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