Islam and Economic Performance: Historical and Contemporary Links

@article{Kuran2018IslamAE,
  title={Islam and Economic Performance: Historical and Contemporary Links},
  author={Timur Kuran},
  journal={Journal of Economic Literature},
  year={2018}
}
  • T. Kuran
  • Published 1 December 2018
  • Economics
  • Journal of Economic Literature
This essay critically evaluates the analytic literature concerned with causal connections between Islam and economic performance. It focuses on works since 1997, when this literature was last surveyed comprehensively. Among the findings are the following: Ramadan fasting by pregnant women harms prenatal development; Islamic charities mainly benefit the middle class; Islam affects educational outcomes less through Islamic schooling than through structural factors that handicap learning as a… 

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