Role of Religiosity in the Lives of the Low-Income Population: A Comprehensive Review of the Evidence. Findings Specific to the Low-Income Population


The first set of findings presented addresses the following general research questions:

  1. Is greater religiosity, as measured by the institutional aspects of religion (church attendance and participation in organized religious activities), associated with more favorable parenting outcomes in low-income families?
  2. Do religious beliefs play a different role in the development of parenting values for the low-income population relative to more economically advantaged populations?

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