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Substitution and Stigma: Evidence on Religious Competition from the Catholic Sex-Abuse Scandal

Daniel M. Hungerman

NBER Working Paper No. 17589
Issued in November 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

Thanks to Greg Smith at the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Steve Foss at the California Southern Baptist Convention, Paula Hancock at Lifeway Christian Resources, and to Kasey Buckles, Bill Evans, and Jon Gruber. Corey McNeilly provided excellent research assistance. Some of the findings here were circulated in 2010 with the title, "Economic Lessons from the Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Scandal." Email the author at dhungerm@nd.edu. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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