The Effect of Protestantism on Education Before the Industrialization: Evidence from 1816 Prussia

@article{Becker2010TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Protestantism on Education Before the Industrialization: Evidence from 1816 Prussia},
  author={Sascha O. Becker and L. Woessmann},
  journal={CESifo: Economics of Education (Topic)},
  year={2010}
}
Across Prussian counties and towns, Protestantism led to more schooling already in 1816, before the Industrial Revolution. This supports a human capital theory of Protestant economic history and rules out a Weberian explanation of Protestant education just resulting from industrialization. 
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