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Author Rivlin, Paul.

Title Arab economies in the twenty-first century / Paul Rivlin.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  330.9174927 R526a 2009    ---  Available
Description ix, 317 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-314) and index.
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."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Arab countries -- Economic conditions.
Arab countries -- Economic policy.
Arab countries -- Population -- Economic aspects.
Political culture -- Arab countries.
Unemployment -- Arab countries.
Labor market -- Arab countries.
Arab countries -- Foreign economic relations.
ISBN 0521719232 (pbk.)
9780521895002 (hardback)
0521895006 (hardback)
9780521719230 (pbk.)

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