Matlab, Bangladesh

The majority religion in Matlab is Islam, with the minority religion being Hinduism. The site is characterised by very rural to peri-urban. Economy is agriculture, fishing, and some wage labour. The current population is 230,185. Read more.

Birbhum, India

The majority religion in Bibhum is Hinduism, with the minority religion being Islam. The site is characterized by rural to peri-urban. The economy is based on agriculture and some wage labour. The current population is 59,395. Read more.

West Kiang, The Gambia

The majority religion in West Kiang is Islam, with the minority religion being Christianity and a smaller number of ‘traditional religions’. The site is characterized by rural to peri-urban. The economy is based on subsistence agriculture. The current population is 14,846. Read more.

Karonga, Malawi

The majority religion in Karonga is Christianity, with the minority religion being Islam and a smaller number of ‘traditional religions’. The site is characterized by rural to peri-urban. The economy is based on subsistence agriculture, fishing and petty trading. The current population is ~ 35,000. Read more.

Pittsburgh, United States

The majority religion in Pittsburgh is Christianity, but there are sizable Jewish, Mormon and Muslim communities among others. The site is characterized by being post-industrial and high income. The current population is ~ 300,000 within the city. Read more.

Matlab, Bangladesh

The majority religion in Matlab is Islam, with the minority religion being Hinduism. The site is characterised by very rural to peri-urban. Economy is agriculture, fishing, and some wage labour. The current population is 230,185. Read more.

Birbhum, India

The majority religion in Bibhum is Hinduism, with the minority religion being Islam. The site is characterized by rural to peri-urban. The economy is based on agriculture and some wage labour. The current population is 59,395. Read more.

West Kiang, The Gambia

The majority religion in West Kiang is Islam. The site is characterized by rural to peri-urban. The economy is based on subsistence agriculture. The current population is ~16,000 people. Read more.

Karonga, Malawi

The majority religion in Karonga is Christianity, with the minority religion being Islam and a smaller number of ‘traditional religions’. The site is characterized by rural to peri-urban. The economy is based on subsistence agriculture, fishing and petty trading. The current population is ~ 35,000. Read more.

Pittsburgh, United States

The majority religion in Pittsburgh is Christianity, but there are sizable Jewish, Mormon and Muslim communities among others. The site is characterized by being post-industrial and high income. The current population is ~ 300,000 within the city. Read more.

Collaborators

We will collect data by interviewing participants from four different Health and Demographic Surveillance System sites (HDSSs). Alongside these, we will also develop a new sample in the United States.

This five-site cross-cultural dataset will be built, in part, from the pre-existing infrastructure of the HDSSs, and their previous largescale data collection efforts, to provide an efficient, unique, and powerful longitudinal dataset capable of rigorously testing our core project predictions.

Our main data collection procedures at the HDSSs will involve a core team member (co-PI and /or postdoc) traveling to each site to work with project partners, to engage in initial ethnography, develop survey protocols, and employ local staff to collect data.

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

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