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ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SDD/2013/Technical Paper.14

Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination

Focus Area: Inclusive development, Population dynamics & migration, Statistics

Keywords: Age distribution, Arab countries, Demographic statistics, Fertility rate, International migration, Mortality statistics, Population distribution, Population growth, Population trends

The Demographic Profile of the Arab Countries

January 2013

This paper examines the trends and levels of key demographic indicators for the Arab region, namely population size, growth rate, distribution, fertility and mortality levels, age structure and international migration. In doing so, the paper will mainly build on data from the World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision, as well as other United Nations databases as relevant. The main purpose of the paper is to present policymakers and researches with a regional reference for selected demographic indicators and their key implications for development.

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