Research Around The World Links Religion To Economic Development

Harvard sociologists study the correlation between regional religious beliefs and economic performance.
February 1, 2004, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Forget investment and savings rates, worker productivity and wage scales to determine which countries will become richer or poorer. What really stimulates economic growth is whether you believe in an afterlife — especially hell. At least that's what two Harvard scholars have found after analyzing data collected in 59 countries between 1981 and 1999."

Thanks to Dan Houston

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Published on Saturday, January 31, 2004 in The New York Times
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