What is Your Major? Occupational Trajectories of Graduates of Religious Schools


The Cardus Religious Schools Initiative released a report on occupational trajectories of religious school graduates, written by Dr. David Sikkink.

What is the impact of attending a religious high school on jobs and careers taken up later in life? Do religious schools matter for educational and occupational career trajectories? In this report, we marshal evidence suggesting that religious school experiences shape the kind of majors their graduates take up and the jobs they attain. We explain school-work relationships with theories of educational and religious experiences of evangelical Protestant school graduates.

Read the full report at the CRSI website.


Cardus is a non-partisan, not-for-profit public policy think tank focused on the following areas: education, family, work & economics, communities, end-of-life care, and religious freedom. It conducts independent and original research, produces several periodicals, and regularly stages events with Senior Fellows and interested constituents across Canada and the U.S.