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dc.contributor.authorSmith-Hefner, Nancyen_US
dc.coverage.spatialBoston University, CURAen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-08T15:37:00Z
dc.date.available2019-10-08T15:37:00Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationN. Smith-Hefner. 2018. "Too Educated for Love? Women and the Marriage Market in Indonesia." https://www.bu.edu/cura/henry-luce-foundation-funding/cura-luce-seminar-series-on-key-issues-in-religion-and-world-affairs/. Love Stories: Youth Aspirations and the New Ethics of Intimacy. Boston University, CURA, 2018-10-19 - 2018-10-19.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/38212
dc.description.abstractIndonesia is among the shrinking number of Asian countries demographers identify as following a pattern of “universal marriage,” defined as a country in which fewer than 4% of women over the age of 40 have never married (G. Jones 2004). The marital imperative weighs particularly heavily on young women. Those who reach the age of 25 without finding a partner are considered to be “unmarketable” and placed in the category of “old maid.” Women who put off marriage to pursue an education are in an especially precarious position; since most Indonesian men look to marry “down” with regard to age and education, educated women face the challenge of finding someone who is an appropriate match in a narrowing field of candidates. They also face the perception held by at least some men, that educated women will assume a dominant position within the family. This paper presents the life stories of four educated Javanese women and examines the hurdles they face in finding and securing a marital partner. Although young Indonesians have embraced the idea of romantic love as the proper foundation for a modern, companionate marriage, and it is widely accepted that youth should make their own choice of “soul mate” (jodoh), educated women are finding it increasingly difficult to meet their match.en_US
dc.publisherCURA/LUCE Religion and World Affairs Seriesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofhttps://www.bu.edu/cura/henry-luce-foundation-funding/cura-luce-seminar-series-on-key-issues-in-religion-and-world-affairs/
dc.subjectIndonesiaen_US
dc.subjectMarriageen_US
dc.subjectWomenen_US
dc.titleToo educated for love? Women and the marriage market in Indonesiaen_US
dc.typeConference materialsen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: Not knownen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Anthropologyen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.mycv329525


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