The Moral Hazards Of Christian Obligations In Brazil's Rural Zona Da Mata

  title={The Moral Hazards Of Christian Obligations In Brazil's Rural Zona Da Mata},
  author={P. Chandler},
  journal={Culture and Religion},
  pages={33 - 50}
  • P. Chandler
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Economics
  • Culture and Religion
From 1999 through 2003, applied research in Brazil's Zona da Mata was undertaken to identify the reasons why some households choose, either actively or by default, not to participate in rural assistance efforts. Class-based guiding hypotheses held that participation would correlate positively with economic, demographic and health measures of household need, but found only limited support. These hypotheses found their greatest support within the community's small but rapidly growing Pentecostal… 

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