Marriage, religion and human flourishing: how sustainable is the classic Durkheim thesis in contemporary Europe?

@inproceedings{Williams2010MarriageRA,
  title={Marriage, religion and human flourishing: how sustainable is the classic Durkheim thesis in contemporary Europe?},
  author={Emyr W. Williams and Leslie J. Francis and Andrew Village},
  year={2010}
}
This paper draws on the three waves of the European Values Survey across five countries (Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Spain and Sweden) to investigate the relationship between indicators of positive psychology (conceptualised as feelings of happiness and satisfaction with life), religiosity (conceptualised as self-assigned religious affiliation and self-reported religious attendance) and marital status. The results demonstrate that religiosity is, in general… CONTINUE READING

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