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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2017; 103471–480 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2017.1350369
Published: 01 July 2017
... and values of Arab countries in the human development index (HDI) as well as in the inequality-adjusted human development index (IHDI). Tables 2–5 respectively follow up latest estimates on labour force, unemployment, poverty, education and illiteracy rates in Arab countries, while Table 6...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 1323–7 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.2.3
Published: 16 June 2020
... umbrella of the League of Arab States. Regionally, the mortality rate is around 2.1%, which is much lower than the global rate of 6.9%. However, this rate increases to more than 12% in some Arab states and drops to lower than 0.08% in others ( World Health Organization (WHO) 2020 ). Mortality rate is an...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 1328–26 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.2.8
Published: 16 June 2020
... 3.5 percent to 2.3 percent. This decrease becomes more substantial when viewed against a population growth rate of 2.017 percent, double the global average. Moreover, the bulk of the state’s current education budget goes toward teachers’ salaries, amounting to 82 percent, while only 10.48 percent goes...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13227–53 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.2.27
Published: 16 June 2020
... are presented in Table 3 . At first sight, the error correction coefficient, also called the retract force coefficient, is negative (–0.97) and highly significant. This result indicates that there is an error correction mechanism with a convergence rate to the long-term target (97 percent per...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 93487–491 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1200260
Published: 01 July 2016
... force participation rates. Table 3 provides statements on the percentage of children (between 5 and 14 years) who are working in Arab countries, while Table 4 presents figures on the labour force distribution by sector. Table 5 is concerned with data on the employment rates, while Table 6 presents data...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 1313–22 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.3
Published: 01 March 2020
... developers. As for the currency, even in the darkest days of the civil war, the Central Bank had maintained a floating exchange rate. Under Hariri’s government, the Central Bank started pegging the value of Lebanon’s currency to the US dollar. This interference in the market resulted in severe...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2020; 13186–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2020.13.1.86
Published: 01 March 2020
... while strengthening it vis-à-vis the dollar. The objective might not be to take over the dollar’s role in the global economy but rather to articulate a competitive alternative to it. Besides the long-lasting manipulation of exchange rates for unfair competitive undervaluation ( Bergsten et al. 2008...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 124121–140 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.121
Published: 01 December 2019
... Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917, and may be one important reason for their fear that other peoples could follow suit, and why Bolshevism was discussed as a race and a class by Stoddard, as shall be shown below. At any rate, the present article describes Stoddard’s special thinking that emphasizes...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1243–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.12.4.3
Published: 01 December 2019
... Gulf have further influenced the identity overlap, causing an influx of people of different racial/cultural and ethnic backgrounds. This, and the abundance of wealth and huge rates of consumption, have helped to integrate this region further into the world’s economic system. The wars that have waged...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2010; 34534–550 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2010.523280
Published: 01 October 2010
... have witnessed an increase in numbers along with a decrease in income and an increased rate of illiteracy. The residents of these neighbourhoods generally live in small houses – on average, measuring 10 m deep by 5 m wide (50 m 2 ). Riyadh, like other Saudi cities, is characterized by a capacity to...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 123127–136 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123008
Published: 03 September 2019
... factor or natural resources and wealth can also affect the process of democratization. Some ethnic groups, for instance, may seek to monopolize the resources in their own regions, and refuse sharing with other ethnic groups, leading to civil war. Likewise, increasing poverty rates lead to the failure of...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12341–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123003
Published: 03 September 2019
... the Global Competitiveness Index which rated Tunisia first in Africa and thirty-second globally of 139 countries ( Schwab 2010 , 328–29). In short, the general narrative of the Tunisian economy had been one of impressive growth. Further, the story shared by an insider, Marwa Hermassi, is more...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12321–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.123002
Published: 03 September 2019
... American policy, if any, could alter the behavior of Russia in the direction desired by the United States. There were attempts to determine the structural characteristics that lead to offense or defense dominating. The rate of technological advances, geography, diplomatic and military factors, social...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2015; 8122–38 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2014.976403
Published: 01 January 2015
... high unemployment rates, inexistent productivity and the total lack of appropriation of science and technology, in addition to a high rate of concentration of wealth in the hands of a few, including ruling elites. This lack of virtuous growth is due to the development of neo-patrimonialism within the...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 1223–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122001
Published: 02 June 2019
...% 2.3% GDP growth rate Syria 7.1% 4.0% Iraq 10.0% 4.9% Egypt 5.5% 4.3% Output per workers calculated in fixed local currency units Syria 4.5% 0.5% Iraq 8.6% 1.2% Egypt 3.3% 2.2% Average unemployment rates Syria 5.2% 13.2% Egypt 4.2% 10.9...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 122105–138 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122005
Published: 02 June 2019
.... These coercive external interventions affect the demographic behavior of Palestinian society, which is characterized by youth migration, low birth rates, delayed marriage, and accompanying social behavior that contributes to the fragmentation of society and the reduction of its societal and national...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12281–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122004
Published: 02 June 2019
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2019; 12225–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/caa.2019.122002
Published: 02 June 2019
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 92340–345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2016.1156300
Published: 01 April 2016
... demographic challenges facing the Arab countries, resulting from age–structural transitions that affect the process of development, in both the short- and long-terms. The report assumes that the Arab countries are undergoing a shift from high to low rates of mortality and fertility; as a result, some...
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Contemporary Arab Affairs. 2016; 91157–161 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1121614
Published: 01 January 2016
... capita of Arab countries at current prices, while Tables 3 and 4 present estimates of GDP and GDP per capita at constant prices. Table 5 is concerned with gross national income (GNI) per capita at current prices, while Table 6 shows figures on GDP growth rates. Figures on the composition of GDP by...