Replication data for: Not the Opium of the People: Income and Secularization in a Panel of Prussian Counties
- Becker, Sascha O.
- Woessmann, Ludger
AbstractThe interplay between religion and the economy has long occupied social scientists. We construct a unique panel of income and Protestant church attendance using 175 Prussian counties, presented in six waves from 1886 to 1911. The data reveal a marked decline in church attendance coinciding with increasing income. The cross-section also shows a negative association between income and church attendance. The associations disappear in panel analyses, including first-differenced models of the 1886 to 1911 change, panel models with county and time fixed effects, and panel Granger-causality tests. The results cast doubt on causal interpretations of the religion-economy nexus in Prussian secularization.
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DOI: 10.1257/aer.103.3.539 (Text)
Becker, Sascha O, and Ludger Woessmann. “Not the Opium of the People: Income and Secularization in a Panel of Prussian Counties.” American Economic Review 103, no. 3 (May 2013): 539–44. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.103.3.539.
- ID: 10.1257/aer.103.3.539 (DOI)
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