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Bendito Amor : Religion and Relationships Among Married and Unmarried Latinos in Urban America.

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Wilcox, W. Bradford.
Hernández, Edwin I.
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The family arrangements of Latinos in the U.S. are increasingly diverse, with growingnumbers of Latino children living in households headed by married and unmarried parents.Latinos also tend to be more religious than the population at large. Yet no research has examinedthe associations between religion and relationship quality among married and unmarried Latinos.Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, which focuses on new parentsin urban America, we find that the religious attendance of Latino fathers promotes higher-qualityrelationships among both fathers and mothers; by contrast, the effect of maternal attendance onrelationship quality is insignificant or negative. (Author abstract)

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