Demographic and Human Development in the Middle East and North Africa

  • In this book, we study demographic developments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In the past, the demographic developments in the Middle East and North Africa have been described as "peculiar" and "unique". In particular, the development of fertility got attention from a western point of view because it did not show the sharp decline with increasing development as the western countries did. Moreover, the growing population size and the bulk of young people caused worries, particularly in Europe, where a discussion about "the death of the West" has started. Thus, the demographic processes in the Middle East and North Africa call for a closer inspection of the recent levels and tends. Surprisingly, there is not much literature on these countries, leading us to compile essential descriptive findings. In the present book, we evaluate the current state and recent demographic developments in the MENA countries by presenting comparable and recent data on changes since 1950 and on the current characteristics of the population inIn this book, we study demographic developments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In the past, the demographic developments in the Middle East and North Africa have been described as "peculiar" and "unique". In particular, the development of fertility got attention from a western point of view because it did not show the sharp decline with increasing development as the western countries did. Moreover, the growing population size and the bulk of young people caused worries, particularly in Europe, where a discussion about "the death of the West" has started. Thus, the demographic processes in the Middle East and North Africa call for a closer inspection of the recent levels and tends. Surprisingly, there is not much literature on these countries, leading us to compile essential descriptive findings. In the present book, we evaluate the current state and recent demographic developments in the MENA countries by presenting comparable and recent data on changes since 1950 and on the current characteristics of the population in the 22 countries of the Arab League (Algeria, Bahrain, the Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen) plus three neighboring countries (Israel, Turkey, and Iran) using databases of various United Nations agencies and the World Bank. We deliberately refrain from discussing population forecasts which, due to assumptions underlying to them, would be worth to be discussed separately.show moreshow less

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Institutes:Fakultät Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften / Professur für Demografie
Zentrale Einrichtungen und Institute / Staatsinstitut für Familienforschung an der Universität Bamberg (ifb)
Author:Henriette Engelhardt-Wölfler, Florian Schulz, Zafer Büyükkececi
Place of publication:Bamberg
Publisher:University of Bamberg Press
Year of publication:2018
Pages / Size:88 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Collections (Serial Number):Population and Family Studies (2)
Source/Other editions:Parallel erschienen als Druckausg. in der University of Bamberg Press, 2018 (17,50 EUR)
To order a print copy: http://www.uni-bamberg.de/ubp/
SWD-Keyword:Naher Osten ; Nordafrika ; Demografie ; Geschichte 1950-
Keywords:Demography; Development; Human development; Middle East; North Africa
DDC-Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie / 300 Sozialwissenschaften
RVK-Classification:MS 4200
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-509934
DOI:https://doi.org/10.20378/irbo-50993
ISBN:978-3-86309-547-5
ISBN:978-3-86309-548-2
Document Type:Book or monograph
Language:English
Publishing Institution:University of Bamberg Press, Universitätsbibliothek Bamberg
Release Date:2018/03/14
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht