During the 20th century, worldwide population increased more rapidly than ever before, with the world's population amounting to 6.1 billion by the year 2000. The main contributors to the rapid worldwide population growth were the developing countries, including the Arab countries. During the second half of the 20th century, the demographic issue became the most acute socio-economic problem of the non-oil Arab countries, bringing with it a variety of political implications, both internal and external. Written specifically for classroom and student use, with more than 35 tables and figures, this book sets out the demographic dilemma of the Arab countries by: examining the sources for demographic research of the Arab countries; explaining the nature of the population growth in the Arab countries in comparison with other developing countries worldwide; highlighting the devastating economic consequences of rapid population growth in the non-oil Arab countries, including the consequences of the wide-based age pyramid. It also investigates the natal policies of both the oil and the non-oil Arab countries, and attempts to answer the crucial question of why some Arab countries succeed more than others in implementing national family planning programs.Onn Winckler. family planning program? If the demographic pressure was so great and constituted aquot;the most ... of mother-and-child health care clinics, which was already well established in these countries, even in the remote rural areas.
|Title||:||Arab Political Demography: Population growth and natalist policies|
|Publisher||:||Sussex Academic Press - 2005|