Young Women's Religious Affiliation and Participation as Determinants of High School Completion
AbstractThe far-reaching consequences of failing to complete secondary schooling are well known. The central questions addressed in this study are: Does religion make a difference in the likelihood of successfully completing the transition to high-school graduation? If so, how large are the influences? Based on a human capital framework, the paper develops hypotheses about the effects of two dimensions of religion during childhood – affiliation and participation – and tests them with data on non-Hispanic white, African-American, and Hispanic female respondents from the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth. The results are generally consistent with the hypotheses, revealing sizeable differentials in high-school graduation rates by affiliation and participation. The results also uncover pronounced differences by race/ ethnicity.
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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2005
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Publication status: published in: Review of Economics of the Household, 2006, 4(3), 277-293
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