Crowding in Households: Chicago, Illinois Versus Istanbul, Turkey
The object of this paper is to do a cross-cultural analysis of household size and interaction, the goal being a better understanding of dense households as opposed to low density households, and the human interaction which takes place in these households. The households under scrutiny are in North Metropolitan Chicago and Istanbul, Turkey, and they are the households of the Jewish communities of these two areas. The results of the study show that the American community has smaller households and less human interaction than its Turkish counterpart, which seems to lead towards more personal stress.
KeywordsNuclear Family Social Distance Jewish Community Good Friend Cultural Role
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