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dc.contributor.authorChiswick, Barry R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMirtcheva, Donka M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-28T13:56:29Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-28T13:56:29Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46149-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the determinants of the health of children ages 6 to 19, as reported in the Child Development Supplements (CDS) to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). The primary focus is on the effect of religion on the reported overall health and psychological health of the child. Three measures of religion/religiosity of the child are employed: whether there is a religious affiliation (and what kind), the importance of religion, and the frequency of church attendance. Other variables the same, the analysis reveals that there appears to be a positive association between both measures of health and the three measures of religion/religiosity. Those children (self-report or primary caregiver report) who have identified a religious affiliation, who view religion as very important, compared to those who view it as unimportant, and who attend church at least weekly compared to those who do not or seldom attend have higher levels of overall health and psychological health. When the analysis of affiliation is done by denomination, the primary difference is between those who report a religious affiliation and those who do not.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5215en_US
dc.subject.jelI1en_US
dc.subject.jelI18en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelZ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordhealthen_US
dc.subject.keywordreligionen_US
dc.subject.keywordreligiosityen_US
dc.subject.keywordchildrenen_US
dc.subject.keywordadolescentsen_US
dc.subject.stwReligionen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwPsychische Störungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleReligion and child healthen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn659672022en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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