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The Demographic Profile of Arab Countries: Ageing of Rural Populations

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  This document highlights the course of fertility and mortality transition, and examines in rural and urban populations in the 22 countries of the Arab region for the period 1980 – 2050. Additionally, it exposes age-structural changes and ageing of rural populations for the period 1980 – 2015 in eight selected countries, namely, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Syrian Arab Republic, Somalia and Yemen.