The Beloved Myth: Protestantism and the Rise of Industrial Capitalism in Nineteenth-Century Europe

@article{Delacroix2001TheBM,
  title={The Beloved Myth: Protestantism and the Rise of Industrial Capitalism in Nineteenth-Century Europe},
  author={J. Delacroix and J. F. Nielsen},
  journal={Social Forces},
  year={2001},
  volume={80},
  pages={509 - 553}
}
We investigate the thesis widely credited to Max Weber that Protestantism contributed to the rise of industrial capitalism by estimating the associations between the percentage of Protestants and the development of industrial capitalism in European countries in the mid- to late nineteenth century. Development is measured using five sets of variables, including measures of wealth and savings, the founding date of the principal stock exchange, extension of the railroads network, distribution of… Expand

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