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Aging, Religion, and Health

Angus Deaton;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2009
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Durkheim's famous study of suicide is a precursor of a large contemporary literature that investigates the links between religion and health. The topic is particularly germane for the health of women and of the elderly, who are much more likely to be religious. In this paper, I use data from the Gallup World Poll to study the within and between country relationships between religiosity, age, and gender, as well as the effects of religiosity on a range of health measures and health-related behaviors. The main contribution of the current study comes from the coverage and richness of the data, which allow me to use nationally representative samples to study the cor...
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  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 2P01AG005842-04
NIH| Program Development Core
  • Funder: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Project Code: 5P30AG024361-07
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