Religion, adversity and age: religious experiences of low-income elderly women
Eat right, exercise regularly, and go to church on Sunday. This advice, offered by the Maranatha Christian Journal, is based on a report by Dr. Jeffrey Levin, an epidemiologist at East Virginia Medical School. Dr. Levin is one of hundreds of researchers who have observed an association between favorable health status and religious observances. Like others, he has concluded that religious participation is literally good for one's health (Levin, 1994).
Western Michigan University- College of Health and Human Services
Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare
Religious participation -- Health aspects; Religion -- Health aspects;
Older women -- Religious life; Elderly poor -- Religious life; Health -- Religious aspects;
Barusch, A. (1999). Religion, adversity and age: religious experiences of low-income elderly women. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 26(1), 125-42.