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Population Planning and Policies: Europe
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The existence of two different types of Muslim communities in Europe – immigrant Muslim communities (IMC) and the national Muslim communities (NMC) – complicates the discussions about population planning and policies and their effect on Muslims living in Europe. In terms of family organization and demographic behavior, Muslims of European origin are very similar to other Europeans, while the demographic behavior of the Muslim immigrants is influenced by the laws and conditions of both their host and origin countries.

Muslim immigrants started coming to Western Europe after…

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Bradatan, Cristina, “Population Planning and Policies: Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0186c>
First published online: 2009



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