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Type Journal Article - European Journal of Social Work
Title Women from the Middle East and North Africa in Europe: Understanding their marriage and family dynamics
Volume 10
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2007
Page numbers 465-480
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13691450701357133
The aim of this article is to assist the understanding of social workers in Europe of marriage and family dynamics among women from Middle East and North African countries who have moved to Europe. The focus of this article is on husband selection processes and family dynamics after marriage in Egypt, which is used as a case study reflecting culture and norms surrounding marriage in this region. This article reports on the findings of doctoral studies which examined marriage patterns and family dynamics in North Africa and in particular in Egypt where more in-depth data were available. The authors reflect issues surrounding values and process of marriage not only in terms of the implications for practice with social work clients or service users, but also in relation to the potential of women from this region who may join the social care workforce

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