The Egyptian population and family planning review
12 Middle Eastern Arab countries can be divided into 5 northern countries with demographic data from census or survey and 7 southern countries primarily in the Arabian peninsula (Bahrien excepted) with no data. Obstacles include lack of information on tribes, migrations, and even nomadic status, large areas with sparse population, low socioeconom i...
International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation
The 22 countries stretching from Morocco to Afghanistan, ranging fro m the tip of Africa to the rim of Asia, present a spectrum of population positions ranging from explicit governmental pronatalist to antinatalist policies to no explicity policy at all. High population growth rates throughout the area have evoked various interpretations and respon...
Bulletin - British Society for Middle Eastern Studies. British Society for Middle Eastern Studies
The Journal of tropical geography
Ekistics; reviews on the problems and science of human settlements
Urbanization in the Arab Gulf states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates is analyzed. Topics discussed include the historical background to urbanization; current demographic trends in the region; urban characteristics and growth; socioeconomic factors influencing urbanization, with an emphasis on labor force structure; fut...
Until recently Oman was a country of emigration, but by 1980 an estimated 200,000 foreign workers were in the country due to the petroleum boom. Almost 1/3 of the estimated 300,000 Indian workers in the Gulf states were in Oman, a country whose colonial heritage was closely tied to that of India and many of whose inhabitants still speak Urdu. The n...
This special issue contains a selection of 12 papers by various authors on aspects of international migration to the Middle East. Papers are included on the impact of migration on socioeconomic development, income distribution, and rural capitalization in Egypt; migration from rural Lebanon; the effect of emigration on Pakistan; Indian workers in O...
From Lebanese villages to the Arab Gulf countries, with their opportunities and wealth, travelled entrepreneurs, masons, locksmiths, metal workers, and others, who never forgot their homeland, whatever the success of their migration. Their migratory trajectories and networks are studied here, as well as their relations with the local intermediaries...
International migration (Geneva, Switzerland)
This is an overview of recent labor immigration in Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Attention is given to factors contributing to the dependence of these countries on migrant labor, the impact of the decline in oil revenues, and future trends in the size and skill composition of the foreign labor suppl...