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ESRC Festival of Social Science 2012: Religion, Gender, Education and Economics

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ESRC Festival of Social Science 2012: Religion, Gender, Education and Economics

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In the context of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2012, CAGE and the Economics Department organise a lecture on Religion, Gender, Education and Economics on Friday 9th November 2012 (1pm - 2.00pm, The Chaplaincy, University of Warwick).

Professor Sascha Becker will present recent research findings, based on Prussia and Germany, looking at the historic and current role of religion in influencing education and its consequences for economic outcomes. The audience can expect to hear some surprising facts about how religion, even though its role in public life has diminished, still makes a difference for educational attainment and earnings as historic differences across Christian denominations have long-lasting impacts.

The event is free and open to all. For further enquiries, please email: cage.centre@warwick.ac.uk.

 The Festival of Social Sciences is a nationwide event organised by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) from 3rd – 10th November with the aim of celebrating the diversity of ESRC funded research and to offer insights into some of the UK’s leading Social Science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives. Events are focussed on engaging the public and young people, as well as the business, policymaker and third sector communities.

More information about the festival can be found at http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/festival/index.aspx