Religious affiliation and the family


Journal Article

The process of religious affiliation is mediated by institutions such as the family, which provide a network of ties to the public sphere. Variations in the likelihood of those with no religious affiliation in high school (N=900) becoming church members by the time they reach 30 are explained in terms of a combination of individual attributes, such as educational and spatial mobility, and changes in structural location, such as the transition to marital and parental status. Panel data from the Career Development Study show that women's chances of affiliation are more affected than are men's by parents' religious homogamy, getting married, and having children. © 1991 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wilson, J; Sandomirsky, S

Published Date

  • June 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 289 - 309

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-7861

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0884-8971

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01114394

Citation Source

  • Scopus