The Evolutionary Dynamics of Religion, Family Size, and Child Success

The Evolutionary Dynamics of Religion, Family Size, and Child Success

The Evolutionary Dynamics of Religion, Family Size, and Child Success

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Across the world, religious people have more children than their secular counterparts. In modern environments, the number of children in a family is inversely related to child success. Yet children born to religious parents often flourish. Why?

We are an international team investigating how religion impacts family size, child health and child success. Our research involves interviewing 8,500 participants about family, religion, support and health from across Bangladesh, India, Malawi, the Gambia, and the United States. This is research is part of The John Templeton funded project “The Evolutionary Dynamics of Religion, Family Size, and Child Success.

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The project is a collaboration between anthropologists and demographers from four universities: University of Otago, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, and University of Connecticut. The project is funded by The John Templeton Foundation.

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