Title

Religion and the rate of return to human capital: evidence from Australia

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Kortt, MA & Dollery, B 2012, 'Religion and the rate of return to human capital: evidence from Australia', Applied Economics Letters, vol. 19, no. 10, pp. 946-946.

The publisher's version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2011.608635

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

We estimated the relationship between religion and the rate of return to human capital for Australia. Data from the Household Income Labour Dynamics Survey were analysed for men aged between 25 and 54 years. Conventional human capital functions were estimated using Ordinary Least Squares (OLS). Our results suggest that Catholic men benefit from a wage premium of 6.7%, controlling for an extensive range of controls.