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On religion and public policy: does Catholicism make a difference?

Castles, Francis G


This paper suggests that differences in reIigious adherence and/or in degrees of secularization as between advanced nations may be as relevant to understanding cross-national variance in a wide range of public policy outcomes as are the impacts of socioeconomic and political factors. The prima facie evidence for such a thesis is demonstrated in areas as diverse as welfare expenditure, family policy and labour market policy outcomes, and is shown to have a particuIar saIience wherever...[Show more]

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Date published: 1993-04
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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