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 a…

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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 20 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2009

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