Logo
EnglishCookie löschen - von nun an wird die Spracheinstellung Ihres Browsers verwendet.
Becker, Sascha O.; Wößmann, Ludger (2008): Luther and the girls: Religious denomination and the female education gap in nineteenth-century Prussia. In: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 110, Nr. 4: S. 777-805

Dies ist die neueste Version des Dokumentes.

Volltext auf 'Open Access LMU' nicht verfügbar.

Abstract

Martin Luther urged each town to have a girls’ school so that girls would learn to read the Gospel, thereby evoking a surge of building girls’ schools in Protestant areas. Using county- and town-level data from the first Prussian census of 1816, we show that a larger share of Protestants decreased the gender gap in basic education. This result holds when using only the exogenous variation in Protestantism due to a county’s or town’s distance to Wittenberg, the birthplace of the Reformation. Similar results are found for the gender gap in literacy among the adult population in 1871.

Alle Versionen dieses Dokumentes