Religion, religiosity and educational attainment of immigrants to the USA
AbstractThis paper quantifies the association between religions, religiosity and educational attainment of new lawful immigrants to the U.S. This paper considers a broad set of religions that includes most of the major religions of the world. Using data from the New Immigrant Survey (2003), we show that affiliation with religion is not necessarily associated with an increase in educational attainment. Muslim and âOther religionâ immigrants have less education compared to the immigrants who are not affiliated with any religion. However, affiliation with the Jewish religion is associated with higher educational attainment for males. With regard to religiosity, our results show that high religiosity is associated with lower educational attainment, especially for females. We also outline alternative frameworks that provide insight about the mechanisms that link religion and religiosity with educational attainment.
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Volume (Year): 9 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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Immigration; Religion; Religiosity; Education; I2; J61; Z12;
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- Sankar Mukhopadhyay, 2009. "Religion, Religiosity and Educational Attainment of Immigrants to the USA," Working Papers 09-003, University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Economics & University of Nevada, Reno , Department of Resource Economics.
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion
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