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.
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.
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|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|
|Date accepted:||15 July 2019|
|Date deposited:||16 July 2019|
|Date of first online publication:||26 July 2019|
|Date first made open access:||26 January 2021|
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