|Appears in Collections:||Economics Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Luther and the Girls: Religious Denomination and the Female Education Gap in Nineteenth-century Prussia|
JEL classification: I21
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell / Scandinavian Journal of Economics|
|Citation:||Becker S & Woessmann L (2008) Luther and the Girls: Religious Denomination and the Female Education Gap in Nineteenth-century Prussia, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 110 (4), pp. 777-805.|
|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.|
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