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Household Forms and Composition: United States
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Household form and membership among Muslims living in the United States differ greatly according to country of origin, education, class, generation since emigration, and many other factors. Some young Muslims who came to the United States for education live on their own or with roommates. Sometimes siblings or other relatives may share a home. The mother who can afford it may accompany one or more children who have come to attend high school or college. Often a young person coming for education …

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Hegland, Mary Elaine, “Household Forms and Composition: United States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0090h>
First published online: 2009

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