Catholic Religiosity and Catholic School Effects

  • William Sander


The principal objective of this chapter is to show how Catholic schooling effects might be confounded with the effects of Catholic religiosity as measured by church attendance. In Chapter 1, it was shown that Catholic parents who send their children to Catholic schools are substantially more likely to attend church regularly. This raises the issue that if Catholic religiosity as measured by church attendance is not taken into account, estimates of the effects of Catholic schools on achievement might be flawed if religiosity affects achievement.


Church Attendance General Social Survey Graduation Rate Catholic School Public High School 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Sander
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsDePaul UniversityChicagoUSA

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