The relationship between religious affiliation and returns to human capital for women

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Show simple item record Kortt, Michael en_US Dollery, Brian en_US Grant, Bligh en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2014-05-18T18:06:37Z 2014-05-18T18:06:37Z 2013 en_US
dc.identifier 2013002885 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kortt, Michael, Dollery, Brian, and Grant, Bligh 2013, 'The relationship between religious affiliation and returns to human capital for women', Economic Papers, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 395-404. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0812-0439 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the relationship between wages and religious affiliation for Australian women using a human capital earnings function corrected for selectivity in labour force participation. Data drawn from the 2004, 2007, and 2010 waves of the Household Income Labour Dynamics Australia (HILDA) Survey were analysed for women between the age of 25 and 54. Our results indicate that women who identify as being Catholic benefit from a wage premium of 4.5 per cent relative to women who identify as being Anglican?the largest Protestant denomination in Australia?even after controlling for a range of demographic, social and economic characteristics. Potential explanations such as the attitude of women towards work and returns to education and experience do not appear to be major determinants of this wage-differential. Thus, it appears other unobservable traits may be a key factor in explaining the observed Catholic wage premium. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Economic Papers en_US
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dc.title The relationship between religious affiliation and returns to human capital for women en_US
dc.parent Economic Papers en_US
dc.journal.volume 32 en_US
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 395 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 404 en_US DVCRch.Aust Centre of Excellence for Local Government en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 140200 en_US
dc.personcode 0000106006 en_US
dc.personcode 0000106005 en_US
dc.personcode 119416 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Applied Economics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords wages; religion ;women en_US
dc.staffid 119416 en_US

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