Journal Article

Secular Pay-Offs to Religious Origins: Gender Differences Among American Jews

Dawn S. Hurst and Frank L. Mott

in Sociology of Religion

Published on behalf of Association for the Sociology of Religion

Volume 67, issue 4, pages 439-463
Published in print January 2006 | ISSN: 1069-4404
Published online January 2006 | e-ISSN: 1759-8818 | DOI:
Secular Pay-Offs to Religious Origins: Gender Differences Among American Jews

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Religion
  • Sociology of Religion


Show Summary Details


This paper uses the 2000–2001 National Jewish Population Study to explore potential independent connections between a variety of childhood and adolescent Jewish antecedents and subsequent ‘success’ in the secular adult world. The research focuses on how childhood denominational affiliation, Jewish education and friendship networks, and a variety of other factors may be independently linked with subsequent educational completion, employment, earnings, and household economic success. The focus is on explaining gender differentials in these over-time connections and in testing hypotheses suggestive of greater adult success for men and women who followed ‘moderate’ behavioral religious pathways in childhood and adolescence and/or have moderate contemporary religious connections as adults. Findings in several instances support the notion that ‘moderate’ orientations result in greater secular success, although some interesting and important gender differentials did emerge.

Journal Article.  0 words. 

Subjects: Religion ; Sociology of Religion

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.