The Persistent Religious Gender Gap in the Netherlands in Times of Secularization, 1966-2015

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Joris Kregting

ISBN 978-3-643-91178-0
Band-Nr. 13
Jahr 2019
Seiten 176
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Interreligious Studies

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Over the last 50 years, the Netherlands has undergone a
process of massive secularisation, in terms of the decline
of institutionalised religion. This study tests a wide range
of explanations for this process, built on modernisation
theory, with high quality survey data. In addition, despite
modernisation and the rise of gender equality in the area of
social structural location, a religious gender gap persists
in the Netherlands with women being more religious than men.
With a comprehensive model of social and psychological
differences between Dutch men and women, this study
contributes to an explanation for this gap.

Joris Kregting is a researcher of Kaski
(research centre for religion and society) and of the chair
Emperical and practical religious studies of the Faculty of
Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, Radboud
University Nijmegen.