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dc.contributor.authorUtomo, A
dc.contributor.authorReimondos, A
dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, P
dc.contributor.authorUtomo, I
dc.contributor.authorHull, T
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-10T05:26:11Z
dc.date.available2020-12-10T05:26:11Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-01
dc.identifier.citationUtomo, A., Reimondos, A., McDonald, P., Utomo, I. & Hull, T. (2018). Who Wears the Hijab? Predictors of Veiling in Greater Jakarta. Review of Religious Research, 60 (4), pp.477-501. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13644-018-0345-6.
dc.identifier.issn0034-673X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/253858
dc.description.abstractIndonesia is home to the world’s largest Muslim population. In contrast to much of the Middle East, veiling in Indonesia is neither a deeply rooted cultural practice, nor it is universally practised among Muslim women. Just 30 years ago it was rare to see an Indonesian woman wearing a hijab or veil. Today, veiling has become a relatively common practice, particularly among middle-class Muslim women living in urban areas. Although statistics on the prevalence of veiling are scant, the fact of growing use of headscarves is widely accepted in the literature. This paper examines sociodemographic correlates of veiling among young women in the capital region of Indonesia. We analyse a representative sample of 1443 Muslim women aged 20–34 in Greater Jakarta in 2010. About 26% of the women surveyed wore the veil. We found a moderately strong association between veiling and other measures of religiosity, including self-reported subjective religiosity and frequency of reading religious texts. Our multivariate analysis suggests a positive association between educational attainment and the likelihood of veiling among young Muslim women. In discussing these findings, we draw upon the qualitative component of our study and the literature on Islam, gender, and modernity in Indonesia. The paper highlights the difficulty encountered examining the practice of veiling as a binary choice, and as a measure of religiosity.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag
dc.titleWho Wears the Hijab? Predictors of Veiling in Greater Jakarta
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s13644-018-0345-6
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Geography
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Population and Global Health
melbourne.source.titleReview of Religious Research
melbourne.source.volume60
melbourne.source.issue4
melbourne.source.pages477-501
melbourne.elementsid1360622
melbourne.contributor.authorUtomo, Ariane
melbourne.contributor.authorMcDonald, Peter
dc.identifier.eissn2211-4866
melbourne.identifier.fundernameidUNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, CE1101029
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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