Religion, economics, and demography the effects of religion on education, work, and the family by Evelyn L. Lehrer

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  • Religion and sociology -- United States,
  • Economics -- Religious aspects,
  • United States -- Religion -- 1960-,
  • United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-,
  • United States -- Economic conditions -- 1945-

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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

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StatementEvelyn L. Lehrer.
SeriesRoutledge frontiers of political economy -- 115, Routledge frontiers of political economy -- 115.
LC ClassificationsBL2525 .L45 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 238 p. :
Number of Pages238
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Open LibraryOL23675913M
ISBN 100415701945, 0203889053
ISBN 109780415701945, 9780203889053
LC Control Number2008017317

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[Evelyn L Lehrer] -- Evelyn Lehrer has written a number of economics papers examining how religion affects various aspects of the economic and demographic behavior of individuals and.

Jean-Paul Carvalho is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine, USA. Sriya Iyer is Janeway Fellow in Economics and Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge, UK; and Bibby Fellow and College Lecturer, St.

Catharine’s College, Cambridge. She is the author of The Economics of Religion in India (Harvard University Press, ) and Demography and Religion in.

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