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Relationship between religiosity and individual economic achievement: evidence from South Kalimantan, Indonesia = العلاقة بين التدين والإنجاز الاقتصادي للأفراد: ادلة من جنوب كاليمانتان, إندونسيا

Abdullah Yusof, Selamah and Budiman, Mohammad Arif and Mohd Amin, Ruzita (2018) Relationship between religiosity and individual economic achievement: evidence from South Kalimantan, Indonesia = العلاقة بين التدين والإنجاز الاقتصادي للأفراد: ادلة من جنوب كاليمانتان, إندونسيا. KIng Abdulaziz University Islamic Economics, 31 (2). pp. 3-16. ISSN 7383-1018

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Abstract

This study investigates the effect of religiosity on economic development or achievement of individuals in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. This province is of interest as its people are viewed as highly religious but lagging in economic development. The study attempts to address the measurement issues found in earlier studies at the micro level of analysis by constructing a multi-dimensional measure of religiosity. This study considers five dimensions of religion, namely: ritualistic, experiential, ideological, consequential and intellectual. Apart from the construction of a multi-dimensional measure of religiosity, an indicator of economic wellbeing is formulated other than income. The results show that Muslims in South Kalimantan have a high level of religiosity and that those with higher level of religiosity are economically better-off. Education was also found to be a significant determinant of individual economic achievement. Hence, religion and education must be emphasized for economic progress especially for South Kalimantan which has a low level of education.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 301/65695
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religiosity, South Kalimantan, Economic achievement.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.75 Islam and economics
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > HC92 Economic geography of the oceans (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr Selamah Abdullah Yusof
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2018 14:41
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2019 17:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/65695

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