Protestantism and work ethic: Evidence from Australia

The Empirical Economics Letters
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The Empirical Economics Letters, 2012, 11 (2), pp. 197 - 202
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We examine Webers theory of Protestant work ethic using data drawn from the Household Income Labour Dynamics Australia (HILDA) Survey. Our results suggest that while education offers one possible explanation of work ethic, we find no evidence that work ethic is affected by denominated-based education and religious importance.
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