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Author Rivlin, Paul.

Title Arab economies in the twenty-first century / Paul Rivlin
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 317 pages) : illustrations
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
Summary "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 transition are being lost, resulting in serious threats to the political stability of the region. The main reason for this is that the region has missed out on industrialization."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-314) and index
Subject Labor market -- Arab countries.
Political culture -- Arab countries.
Unemployment -- Arab countries.
Arab countries -- Economic conditions.
Arab countries -- Economic policy.
Arab countries -- Foreign economic relations.
Arab countries -- Population -- Economic aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511650345 (electronic bk.)
051180198X (electronic bk.)
9780511650345 (electronic bk.)
9780511801983 (electronic bk.)