Household Allocation of Time and Church Attendance

  title={Household Allocation of Time and Church Attendance},
  author={Corry F. Azzi and Ronald G. Ehrenberg},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  pages={27 - 56}
This paper presents the first systematic attempt by economists to analyze the determinants of individuals' participation in religious activities. A multiperiod utility-maximizing model of household behavior is developed which includes among its implications the shape of a household's life-cycle religious-participation profile and the division of religious participation between husband and wife. The theory is empirically tested using statewide church-membership data and survey data on… Expand
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