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Regards sur la culture: La famille marocaine
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As you learned in your textbook, French families tend to remain geographically close to each other. There is less of a tendency for children to move far away from their parents than there is in North America, for example. In Morocco, family structure tends to be even tighter. Children, especially sons, often continue to live with their parents even after marriage, expanding the original family to include in-laws and grandchildren. Marriages are still arranged by the family, and as in all Muslim countries, the family structure tends to be conservative. Although more and more women are entering the workforce, there is still a tendency for men to earn the money while women stay home with the children.

The typical Moroccan home is a house surrounding a central courtyard. In urban areas, families are often crowded into small apartments. Family meals tend to be taken at couches surrounding a low table, and often include couscous, a grain similar to semolina, and tagine, a stew made with vegetables, chicken or lamb or another meat, and Middle Eastern spices.



Is there such a thing as a typical North American family structure? How would you describe it?

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