NEW HARVARD STUDY ON RELIGIOUS SERVICE ATTENDANCE AND DIVORCE REVEALS 50% DECREASE IN DIVORCE RATES
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New research, gathered from a 14-year study from the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University, shows that regular religious service attendance is associated with 50% lower divorce rates in later life.
The statistic is important in the context of general divorce rates among the middle-aged, which doubled between 1990 and 2010. Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of...
HFH Director of Empirical Research Matthew Lee was recently interevied by C.J. McClanahan of the Success 2.0 Podcast. The title of the episode is "The Effects of Benevolent Service" where Dr. Lee discusses:
How Dr. Lee landed a position at Harvard University researching love, after spending many years studying the darkside of human nature.
The correlation between altruistic service and personal gratification.
The Human Flourishing Program and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health announced a multi-year research collaboration with Aetna (NYSE: AET). The goal of the research will be to study the determinants of well-being, correlations to population heath and productivity, and ways to enhance total well-being. Data will be gathered across six dimensions: physical health, emotional health, social connectedness, financial security, purpose and character strengths.
The Program's flourishing measure was referenced in final report of Harvard's Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging (Section VI.C). We view this as a program success because the survey will now include a more comprehensive list of items that more broadly and accuratly capture the floursihing of students at the college.