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Religions 2017, 8(9), 160; doi:10.3390/rel8090160

Remarriage Timing: Does Religion Matter?

Department of Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
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Received: 21 July 2017 / Revised: 17 August 2017 / Accepted: 18 August 2017 / Published: 23 August 2017
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Abstract

Using pooled data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG 2006–2010), we examine the effects of denominational affiliation, worship service attendance, and religious salience on remarriage timing. Survival analyses indicate that both men and women affiliated with conservative Protestant faith traditions are significantly more likely than their unaffiliated and Catholic counterparts to remarry at an accelerated pace following divorce. Results further show that, net of religious affiliation and socio-demographic characteristics, worship service attendance accelerates remarriage timing, whereas the effects of religious salience are weaker or unobserved. These results are largely consistent with prior research on denominational variations in the timing of first marriage and underscore the robust influence of religion on the institution of marriage. View Full-Text
Keywords: religion; remarriage timing; denominational subculture; religious capital; spiritual capital religion; remarriage timing; denominational subculture; religious capital; spiritual capital
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Xu, X.; Bartkowski, J.P. Remarriage Timing: Does Religion Matter? Religions 2017, 8, 160.

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