For boys, a heavy mandate—that is, gaining educational success in order to become the breadwinner—weights on them.
Implications of these gender-based challenges are discussed in relation to specific vulnerabilities experienced by young Muslims living in Western society.
In the last decade, a growing empirical work has focused on adaptation processes of immigrants from Muslim-majority countries who live in the West, particularly Muslim youth born and/or educated in Western countries.
She published opinion pieces in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Slate, Huffington Post, and The Atlantic online.
Research carried out in the last decades on the experiences of immigrants in Western countries unanimously recognized the complexity and multidimensionality of the adaptation processes associated with living in a new socio-cultural context (Berry et al. Additionally, a large number of factors have been proposed as being associated with acculturation and adaptation of different immigrant generations.