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The Effect of Parents' Fundamentalism on Children's Educational Attainment: Examining Differences by Gender and Children's Fundamentalism
Darren E. Sherkat and Alfred Darnell
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
Vol. 38, No. 1 (Mar., 1999), pp. 23-35
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1387581
Page Count: 13
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Recent examinations of the influence of fundamentalist Protestant orientations on educational attainment have brought new life to debates over the material consequences of culture. In this paper we examine how parents' fundamentalist orientations influence their children's educational attainment. We use data from the Youth Parent Socialization Panel Study to demonstrate the influence of parents' fundamentalism on children's attainment. We divide the sample to show how the influence of parents' fundamentalism varies by gender of the child and by the youth's fundamentalism. We find that fundamentalist parents hinder the educational attainment of their nonfundamentalist children, while they actually are more supportive of male Fundamentalist children's educational attainment than are nonfundamentalist parents.
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