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Does religious practice increase levels of economic inactivity among British Muslim women? A mixed methods examination

Khan, Asma 2023. Does religious practice increase levels of economic inactivity among British Muslim women? A mixed methods examination. Slee, N, Llewllyn, D, Taylor-Guthartz, L and Wasey, K, eds. Female Faith Practices: Qualitative Research Perspectives, Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empricial Theology, London: Routledge, pp. 187-204. (10.4324/9781003228431)
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This chapter examines whether aspects of religious practice (specifically individual religious practice and hijab) can explain high levels of economic inactivity in the ‘looking after home and family’ category among British Muslim women. The author suggests that without a mix of quantitative and qualitative accounts, it is impossible to assess whether high levels of economic inactivity are a result of religious discrimination or religiously informed choices made by the women themselves. In this chapter, Asma presents findings from a mixed methods study which included statistical analysis of data from the Ethnic Minority British Election Survey (2010), alongside findings from an original qualitative study.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: Muslims in Britain; economic inactivity; Muslims in the labour market; British Muslim women; Muslim religious practices
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 978-1-032-10577-2 (hbk)
Funders: Jameel Educational Foundation
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 September 2023
Date of Acceptance: 7 June 2023
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2023 13:45

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