Bartkowski, P. John
Hempel, M. Lynn
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Divorce has been and remains a prevalent occurrence in the United States and, while rates are not increasing as they once were, it still remains an extremely common phenomenon. As of the most recent U.S. Census Bureau report on divorce and remarriage, 56% of men and 59% of women ever married have been divorced. Despite these statistics, the vast majority of Americans still value marriage as an institution. This study aims to examine the role religion plays in the propensity and timing of remarriage. Using logistic and OLS regressions, and data pooled from the 1995 and 2002 National Survey of Family Growth, multifaceted effects of denominational subcultures are examined concerning the propensity and timing of remarriage among divorced women. In addition, the linkages between religious salience, religious attendance, and the propensity and timing of remarriage are explored.
Brown, Susannah Mercedes, "Religion and remarriage among American women: evidence from the National Survey of Family Growth" (2007). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 3785.