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The impact on religious involvement of women in the paid labour force, 1975-2005

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dc.contributor.advisor Bibby, Reginald
dc.contributor.author Desjarlais-deKlerk, Kristen Ann
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-09T20:49:31Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-09T20:49:31Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/775
dc.description xiii, 131 leaves ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract Canadians’ religious involvement has declined significantly over the last thirty years (Bibby 2004a), but explanations haven’t successfully determined the reasons for the decline. Women’s employment rate increased significantly during the same time period, which could account for the decline, particularly as Canadians have become increasingly pragmatic about time following the rise of the dual earner family. This thesis postulates that Canadians’ pragmatism dominates religious involvement, particularly as Canadians have less time to engage in those activities and tasks they deem necessary and worthwhile. It examines the costs and benefits of religious involvement—utilizing a rational choice framework—and insists that religious groups need to respond more effectively to affiliates’ needs and desires. The data demonstrates that Canadians’ perception of worth of their religious involvement (as measured through enjoyment) better predicts involvement than association. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Deptartment of Sociology, 2009 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Electronic dissertations en
dc.subject Women employees -- Religious life -- Canada -- History en
dc.subject Women employees -- Religious life en
dc.subject Women -- Religious life en
dc.subject Work -- Religious aspects en
dc.title The impact on religious involvement of women in the paid labour force, 1975-2005 en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Sociology en

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