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Political Islam, marriage, and fertility: evidence from a natural experiment

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The plethora of pathways leading to family formation decisions has made the causal assessment of the influence of politics and religion on marriage and fertility difficult. The authors exploit the unique opportunity offered by the emergence of a new political party in Turkey, and the electoral features of the country’s majoritarian system, to estimate the effect of politics and religion on marriage and fertility. The AK Parti (Justice and Development Party), with an explicitly Islamist platfo...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1086/696193

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Sociology
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Publisher:
University of Chicago Press Publisher's website
Journal:
American Journal of Sociology Journal website
Volume:
123
Issue:
5
Pages:
1296-1340.
Publication date:
2018-03-01
Acceptance date:
2018-01-01
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830433
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pubs:830433
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uuid:37eec3e6-bd39-4ade-82fd-8f613d510d6d
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pubs:830433
Deposit date:
2018-03-20

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