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Arab economies in the twenty-first century

Author: Paul Rivlin
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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"This book examines the relationship between demographic growth and economic development in eight Arab countries. Despite a slowdown in demographic growth, the labor force is increasing rapidly because of the change in the age structure of the population. In other parts of the world, similar developments have enhanced economic growth. In the Arab world, however, many of the opportunities presented by demographic  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Rivlin
ISBN: 9780521895002 0521895006 9780521719230 0521719232
OCLC Number: 234257227
Description: ix, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Demography and economics --
3. The constraints of history --
4. Comparative economics : the Arab world, East Asia, and Latin America --
5. Egypt : the submerged giant? --
6. Iraq : after destruction --
7. Jordan : from rents to markets? --
8. Morocco : reforms that did not cure --
9. Palestine : the making and unmaking of a state --
10. Saudi Arabia : oil wealth and unemployment --
11. Syria : lost potential --
12. Tunisia : unhappy economic leader --
13. Conclusions : the Arab equilibrium.
Responsibility: Paul Rivlin.
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This book examines the relationship between demographic and economic development in Arab countries and asks why this imbalance has continued so long. It examines historic explanations for its  Read more...

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