Which Religions Still Affect Schooling? A Study of 143 Countries

@article{Feldmann2016WhichRS,
  title={Which Religions Still Affect Schooling? A Study of 143 Countries},
  author={Horst Feldmann},
  journal={Comparative Sociology},
  year={2016},
  volume={15},
  pages={439-484}
}
  • H. Feldmann
  • Published 29 July 2016
  • Education
  • Comparative Sociology
This paper studies which world religions have exerted a contemporary influence on the extent of secondary schooling at the national level in the recent past. Using data on 143 countries and the period 1973 to 2012, it finds that both Hinduism and Judaism have a large positive effect, particularly among females. The group of other Eastern religions (which covers comparatively small religions, notably Confucianism) also has a positive effect, though it is slightly smaller, especially among girls… 

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