Still Influential: The Protestant Emphasis on Schooling

  title={Still Influential: The Protestant Emphasis on Schooling},
  author={Horst Feldmann},
  journal={Comparative Sociology},
  • H. Feldmann
  • Published 30 August 2018
  • Economics, Education
  • Comparative Sociology
From its beginning 500 years ago, Protestantism has been advocating and actively pursuing the expansion of schooling, including the schooling of girls. In many countries, it has thus helped to create a cultural heritage that puts a high value on education and schooling. This paper provides evidence that Protestantism’s historical legacy has an enduring effect. Using data on 147 countries, it finds that countries with larger Protestant population shares in 1900 had higher secondary school… 

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