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Demographic Profile of the Arab Region: Realizing the Demographic Dividend

E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/Technical Paper.3
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The paper provides a detailed overview of population dynamics and trends in the Arab region. Furthermore, it explains the concept of demographic dividend and timing of the window of opportunity. With a view to enable countries in the region to reap the benefits of the changing population structure, the window is calculated for each country. The last part of the paper presents four case studies of countries that benefitted from their demographic dividend.