Journal article

Who Wears the Hijab? Predictors of Veiling in Greater Jakarta

Ariane Utomo, Anna Reimondos, Peter McDonald, Iwu Utomo, Terence Hull

Review of Religious Research | Springer Verlag | Published : 2018


Indonesia 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 representati..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The Greater Jakarta Transition to Adulthood Study is funded by the Australian Research Council (DP0881776 and DP130104445), and the Ford Foundation.