Roles of Religion

This is the link between religion and economic development

Afghan refugee Shear Jaan prays after breaking fast on the first day ofthe Muslim holy month of Ramadan, November 17, 2001 near the Pakistaniborder town of Chaman. Muslims, who go by a lunar calender, start themonth of Ramadan after observing the new moon. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGEREUTERS/Adrees LatifAL - RP2DRIQYKKAA

A recent paper asks why the world’s poorest countries are also its most religious. Image: REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Damian Ruck
Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Bristol
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How secularisation (red line) and economic development (blue line) have changed during the 20th century in Great Britain, Nigeria, Chile and Philippines. Image: Ruck, Bentley and Lawson
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