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Becker, Sascha O.; Wößmann, Ludger (2010): The effect of Protestantism on education before the industrialization: Evidence from 1816 Prussia. In: Economics Letters, Vol. 107, No. 2: pp. 224-228

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Across Prussian counties and towns, Protestantism led to more schooling already in 1816, before the Industrial Revolution. This supports a human capital theory of Protestant economic history and rules out a Weberian explanation of Protestant education just resulting from industrialization.

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