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Household Forms and Composition: Sub-Saharan Africa
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Centering on women in Muslim communities of Sub-Saharan Africa, this entry begins with an overview of household forms and composition; it then emphasizes the complexity of women's experiences by considering households in the context of broader social processes, including intra- and inter-household dynamics.

All statistical data in the entry, unless otherwise noted, comes from Demographic and Heal…

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Youngstedt, Scott M., “Household Forms and Composition: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0090f>
First published online: 2009

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