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Nov 17

Research on the Implications of Religiosity for Individuals across the Life Span

Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel
              1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
              Washington DC

Many have observed that Americans are a highly religious people, but social scientists have recently taken increased interest in the outcomes associated with religious practice. Does individual religious belief and practice have measurable impact on other aspects of life, like education, health and family? Join leading researchers in the field as they explore the role of religious practice as a factor in individual outcomes across the life span, drawing on high-quality social science data to inform individuals and policy makers.

More About the Speakers

9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions

9:45 a.m.
Religiosity and Adolescent Behaviors

Jennifer Manlove, Ph.D.
Child Trends


Cassandra Logan, Ph.D.
Child Trends

On their paper Pathways from Family Religiosity to Adolescent Sexual and Contraceptive Use Behaviors.

Mark Regnerus, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin

On his paper Religious Influence on Adolescent Sexual Practice.

W. Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D.
University of Virginia

11:15 a.m.
Religiosity and Family Outcomes

W. Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D.
University of Virginia

On his paper Better Together: Religion, Norms, Networks, and Relationships.

John P. Bartkowski, Ph.D.
Mississippi State University

On his paper The Impact of Religion on Child Development: Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study.

V. Jeffrey Evans, Ph.D., J.D.
National Institutes of Health

12:30 p.m.

Observations on Religion and Human Capital

Luncheon Speaker:
Patrick F. Fagan
The Heritage Foundation

2:00 p.m.
Religiosity and Health Outcomes

Christopher G. Ellison, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin

On his paper The Effects of Religious Attendance, Guidance, and Support on Psychological Distress Among African American Adults.

Lisa J. Miller, Ph.D.
Teachers College of Columbia University

On her paper Religion and Spirituality as Protective Factors against Psychopathology in Youth.

Michael E. McCullough, Ph.D.
University of Miami

3:30 p.m.
The State of Religion Research

Peter L. Benson, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota

Darren E. Sherkat, Ph.D.
Southern Illinois University

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