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dc.contributor.authorPatel, Nehal A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLilley, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorMarwell, Geralden_US
dc.contributor.editorSimkins, Ronald A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-26T18:10:14Z
dc.date.available2014-11-26T18:10:14Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationPatel, Nehal A.; Lilley, David; Marwell, Gerald. (2013), Family cycle revisited: age and life course effects on church attendance at "conventional" and middle age. Journal of Religion & Society, 15.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1522-5658en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/64316
dc.description.abstractWe examined the effects of marital status and parenthood on church attendance using panel data from the 1975 and 1992 Wisconsin Longitudinal Study. Consistent with prior research, both cross-sectional and fixed effects ordered logit models indicated that marriage and parenthood were positively associated with church attendance. However, prior research has examined only adults in more "conventional" ages of family formation, and our findings indicated that the effects of parenthood extend into middle age. We also found support for prior notions that divorce/separation has negative effects on church attendance and that this effect is present among adults in their thirties as well as those in their fifties. However, using models that analyzed change over time while holding constant individual differences and prior church attendance, we found that the act of getting divorced had a significantly stronger negative impact on Catholics than Mainline Protestants. Similarly, with regard to parental responsibility, the act of becoming a parent was associated with increased church attendance while holding constant individual differences. Thus, our work builds on existing research by utilizing a methodology that allowed us to assess the effects of both family structural status and changes to family structure on church attendance.en_US
dc.publisherRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe journal is open-access and freely allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all published material for personal or academic purposes.en_US
dc.subject.otherChurch attendanceen_US
dc.subject.otherAge groupsen_US
dc.subject.otherFamily--Religious lifeen_US
dc.subject.otherSingle-parent familiesen_US
dc.titleFamily Life Cycle Revisited: Age and Life Course Effects on Church Attendance at "Conventional" and Middle Ageen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume15en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workJournal of Religion & Societyen_US


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