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Title: Demographics and the social reckoning in the Arab region
Authors: Kronfol, N.M.
Issue Date: 2013
Language: English
Abstract: Demographic transitions in the Arab countries, due to declining birth rates and mortality rates since the 1980s, are reflected in a low proportion of children, a relatively stable proportion of elderly and a high proportion of people of working age. This [youth bulge] of young, active, working-age individuals in the current population may open a demographic window for countries to benefit from increased savings and investment This paper reviews the demographic situation in the Arab region and the impact of education, employment/ migration, health status and participation in society on the further development of the region, including the impact of these factors on ageing and gender issues. The intent is to draw attention to the importance of these demographic changes and highlight the need for action to maximize the potential benefit to the population in this region
Description: 382 - 388
Keywords: Adolescent
Emigration and Immigration
Subject: Demography
ISSN: 1020-3397
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