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Author: Pope, Bryson
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1. Pope, Bryson
Price, Joseph P.
Lillard, Dean R.
The Impact of Religion on Youth Outcomes
Journal of Business Inquiry 13,1 (2014): 48-60.
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: Utah Valley University
Keyword(s): Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Crime; Modeling, Fixed Effects; Monitoring the Future (MTF); Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID); Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Reading); Propensity Scores; Religion; Risk-Taking; Siblings; Substance Use

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We use data from several nationally representative datasets to estimate the relationship between church attendance and risky behaviors and whether these associations vary when one accounts for selective participation. We use various empirical methods including propensity score matching, sibling and family fixed-effects models, and instrumental variables models that exploit cross-state variation in blue laws. Our results across the different approaches converge into a general pattern that youth with higher church attendance are less likely to commit property or violent crimes, smoke, drink, use drugs, or receive a traffic ticket.
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Pope, Bryson, Joseph P. Price and Dean R. Lillard. "The Impact of Religion on Youth Outcomes." Journal of Business Inquiry 13,1 (2014): 48-60.