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A teoria do mercado religioso : evidências empíricas da literatura

Oliveira, Livio Luiz Soares de and Neto, Giácomo Balbinotto (2013): A teoria do mercado religioso : evidências empíricas da literatura.

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Abstract

This paper deals with the Religious Market Theory. Concepts are presented, drawn of Economics, as, for example, religious commodity, supply and demand for goods and religious services, competition and monopoly in religious market and the degree of regulation in the religious market. We also presented definitions of religious organizations and its types, concepts of religious compensators, and the possible consequences of government intervention in the religious market. The main contribution of this paper is a review of the literature, based on the results of empirical tests, on main premise of Religious Market Theory, this is, that there is a positive correlation between religious pluralism and religious attendance.

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