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Christian Missionaries and Education in Former African Colonies: How Competition Mattered

Francisco A. Gallego and Robert Woodberry.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Economic History; Education and Research Institutions; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 10719 words.

Using regional data for about 180 African provinces, we find that measures of Protestant missionary activity in the past are more correlated with schooling variables today than similar...

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From Polygyny to Serial Monogamy: A Unified Theory of Marriage Institutions

David De La Croix and Fabio Mariani.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Development. 21953 words.

Marriage institutions have changed over time, evolving from polygyny to monogamy, and then to serial monogamy (as defined by divorce and remarriage). We propose a unified theory of such...

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Historical origins of cultural supply in Italy

Karol Jan Borowiecki.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 11295 words.

I investigate the consequences of long-run persistence of a society’s preferences for cultural goods. Historical cultural activity is approximated with the frequency of births of music...

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