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


Since the 1950s, a significant body of research has focused on several key elements of the relationship between religiosity and marital outcomes, including:

  • the role that an individuals religiosity or a couples joint religiosity plays in the decision to form a marital or cohabitating union or divorce,
  • the attitudes and expectations about marriage among couples and single adults, and
  • the role that religiosity plays in the quality of a couples relationship.

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