Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 January 2022

264 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197534144

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God, Grades, and Graduation

Religion's Surprising Impact on Academic Success

Ilana M. Horwitz

  • Identifies a new type of childrearing logic that cuts across social class groups: religious restraint
  • Draws on 10 years of surveys with 3,290 teenagers, along with 220 in-depth interviews with American teenagers across the class and racial spectrum
  • Explains how the different combinations of religious restraint, class, and gender shape the academic trajectory of teens from high school to college
  • Includes a unique chapter on academically successful atheist students

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