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Type Journal Article - VOX
Title The devil is in the detail: Christian missions’ heterogeneous effects on development in sub-Saharan Africa
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
URL http://voxeu.org/article/christian-missions-and-development-sub-saharan-africa
Abstract
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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