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Use the following countries; Haiti, Iceland, Western Samoa, Russia, Albania,Bosnia, Iraq, Egypt, & Kuwait. (can use all or some or even a combination of them)

Discuss the various family patterns and structures that are economic based focusing on the functioning of the family comparing large extended families that are nomadic, agrarian, or rural with the smaller families that are urbanized. Share your analysis on the impact of social structure on the families from the various countries stated above.

Discuss the impact of birth control, birth rates, early childbearing, delayed childbearing, marriage, divorce, remarriage, as well as morbidity, and mortality on the various family patterns from the countries above

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Kinship groups are the influential social structures in Iraq that strongly affect family dynamics. There is a strong emphasis upon extended families and lineage. The family is the seed of all life facets, so kinship ties are integral. On higher levels, deeply ingrained family loyalty manifests itself in business and public life.

One article discusses Iraqi family, especially since the invasion:

Al-Mohammad, H. (2010). Relying on one's tribe: A snippet of life in Basra since the 2003 invasion (Respond to this article at. Anthropology Today, 26(6), 23-26.

The author reveals how tribes are highly integral in Iraqi society. They serve as protection and even "pragmatic or even functionalist" roles. Iraqis generally belong to a tribe.

Another source shows the significance of tribes in Iraqi society. "For centuries the social and political organization of many Iraqi Arabs has centered on the tribe. Socially, tribes were divided into related sub-tribes, which further divided into clans, and then into extended families. Seventy-five percent of Iraq's estimated 26 million people are a member of a tribe. They are more strongly bound by these tribal ties and a strict honor code than by ethnic background or religion" (http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/81928.pdf).

As you assess Iraqi birth rates, one article sheds light:

Obaid, K. A., & Al Azzawi, D. H. (2011). Outcome of Low Birth Weight Infants in Diyala Province of Iraq. Journal Of Tropical Pediatrics, 57(4), 280-282.

The authors reveal how high rates of neonatal deaths are common. In fact, "The VLBWI ...

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Some patterns associated with Iraqi family are identified using references.

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