Nkamleu, Guy Blaise (2007): Religious faith and agricultural growth: exploring some correlations in Africa.
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This study investigates the relationship between religious beliefs and agricultural growth in Africa. Empirical analyses are undertaken using panel data of a representative sample of 26 countries, covering the period 1970-2000. The countries analyzed were classified into three groups; countries with a majority of Christian believers, those with a majority of Muslims and those where there are more who follow indigenous beliefs. Results generally indicate a non-neutral effect of religious on agricultural growth. The results accord with perspectives in which classic religions influence traits that enhance agricultural performance, particularly through technological progress. The conclusion draws implications from the findings and highlights areas needing further scrutiny.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Religious faith and agricultural growth: exploring some correlations in Africa|
|Keywords:||Religion faiths; Agricultural growth; Agricultural productivity; Efficiency; Technology; Africa|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O47 - Empirical Studies of Economic Growth ; Aggregate Productivity ; Cross-Country Output Convergence
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics ; Economic Sociology ; Economic Anthropology > Z12 - Religion
|Depositing User:||Guy Blaise Nkamleu|
|Date Deposited:||16. Oct 2008 01:44|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 19:21|
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