See this online text:
- “From Empty Pews to Empty Cradles: Fertility Decline Among European Catholics”, by Eli Berman, Laurence R. Iannaccone, and Giuseppe Ragusa. NBER Working Paper No. 18350, Issued in August 2012. Available in pdf format on this page of the National Bureau of Economic Research, at Social Science Research Network (SSRN), at University of California San Diego, and at the website of Giuseppe Ragusa.
- Note: Though it does not appear that the authors are members of the one true Church, their work provides relevant analysis on the larger social effects of diminished religiosity in the period after the Second Vatican Council.
See also the text:
- “Catholic Religious Vocations: Decline and Revival”, by Rodney Stark and Roger Finke, Review of Religious Research, Volume 42:2 (2000), pages 125-125. Available in PDF format at the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion.
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