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The Devil is in the Detail: Christian Missions’ Heterogeneous Effects on Development in sub-Saharan Africa

Julia Cage
Valeria Rueda

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Throughout history, religious change is known to have brought about significant economic change in many countries. This column, taken from a recent Vox eBook, looks at the effects of the Christian missionary activity that expanded throughout African countries from the middle of the 19th century. It shows how the diversity of investments brought by Christian missionaries to the region had different, and sometimes conflicting, effects on long-term development.
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hal-03259774 , version 1 (14-06-2021)

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Julia Cage, Valeria Rueda. The Devil is in the Detail: Christian Missions’ Heterogeneous Effects on Development in sub-Saharan Africa. Stelios Michalopoulos; Elias Papaioannou. The Long Economic and Political Shadow of History, Volume 2, Centre for Economic Policy Research, pp.98 - 109, 2017, 9780995470163. ⟨hal-03259774⟩
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