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CORTES AGUILAR, Alexandra; PALACIO GARCIA, Luis Alejandro  and  RUEDA SARMIENTO, Ronald Javier. ACTIVIDADES RELIGIOSAS EN BUCARAMANGA: UNA APROXIMACIÓN DESDE LA ECONOMÍA. Cuad. Econ. [online]. 2011, vol.30, n.54, pp.151-169. ISSN 0121-4772.

This paper explores the religious behavior of the inhabitants of Bucaramanga from the analytical perspective known as economics of religion. By considering religious practice as a rational choice made by individuals, we analyze beliefs, the level of prayer, and the frequency of church attendance. The empirical results allow us to conclude that: (i) age and religious compatibility between couples are positive determinants of church attendance and prayer; (ii) education and income are factors that affect negatively the levels of individual religious practice.

Keywords : ordered choice models; rational choice; economics of religion; church attendance; prayer; Bucaramanga.

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