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Religion and the rate of return to human capital: evidence from Australia
Applied Economics Letters
  • Michael Kortt, Southern Cross University
  • Brian Dollery, University of New England
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Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
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Peer-Reviewed
Abstract
We estimated the relationship between religion and the rate of return to human capital for Australia. Data from the Household Income Labour Dynamics Survey were analysed for men aged between 25 and 54 years. Conventional human capital functions were estimated using Ordinary Least Squares (OLS). Our results suggest that Catholic men benefit from a wage premium of 6.7%, controlling for an extensive range of controls.
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Kortt, MA & Dollery, B 2012, 'Religion and the rate of return to human capital: evidence from Australia', Applied Economics Letters, vol. 19, no. 10, pp. 946-946.

The publisher's version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2011.608635