Veiling among Muslim women is modelled as a form of cultural resistance which inhibits the transmission of secular values.� Individuals care about opinions of their community members and use veiling to influence these options.� Our theory predicts that veiling is highest when individuals from highly religious communities interact in highly secular environments.� This accounts for puzzling features of the new veiling movement since the 1970s.� Though veiling helps retain religious values, we show that bans on veiling aimed at assimilation can be counterproductive.� By inducing religious types to segregate in local communities, bans on veiling can lead to increased religiosity.
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