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Young Catholic AmericaEmerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church$
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Christian Smith, Kyle Longest, Jonathan Hill, and Kari Christoffersen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199341078

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341078.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Young Catholic America
Author(s):

Christian Smith

Kyle Longest

Jonathan Hill

Kari Christoffersen

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341078.003.0001

The Introduction presents an overview of the purpose and content of the book. It explains what emerging adulthood, as an important, relatively new phase in the American life course, is; and discusses the social and economic sources of the growth of emerging adulthood in the latter part of the twentieth century. It also discusses the research methods used in the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR) to collect the data on which the book is based. Discussed too is how this book and its analysis and story relate to previous research and work published on young Catholics in the U.S. The Introduction closes by outlining the chapters that follow as the main parts of the book.

Keywords:   NSYR, emerging adulthood, sociology, Catholicism

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