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Religion, religiosity and educational attainment : evidence from the compulsory education system in England.

Moffat, J. and Yoo, H.I (2020) 'Religion, religiosity and educational attainment : evidence from the compulsory education system in England.', Applied economics., 52 (4). pp. 430-442.

Abstract

This paper investigates the effect of religion on the educational attainment of pupils in their final year of compulsory education in England. The results show that pupils that identify with any religion have better academic performance than other pupils, after controlling for various family, parental and neighbourhood characteristics. The outperformance is reinforced by previous attendance at religious classes but there is no similar effect from considering religion to be very important to their life. Allowing for religion-specific effects shows that Muslim pupils outperform Christian pupils although the performance of the latter group is boosted by attendance at religious classes.

Item Type:Article
Full text:Publisher-imposed embargo until 26 January 2021.
(AM) Accepted Manuscript
First Live Deposit - 16 July 2019
File format - PDF
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2019.1646872
Publisher statement:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Applied Economics on 26 July 2019 available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00036846.2019.1646872
Record Created:16 Jul 2019 14:58
Last Modified:03 Jan 2020 10:03

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