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The past ten years for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region countries have registered an extreme deterioration in at least one measure of social and economic welfare: earnings inequality, unemployment, and poverty. The combination of slow economic growth, population explosion, and decline in labor productivity led to the reversal of the economic gains achieved during the economic boom in the 1970s. In contrast to that period, growth per capita (GDP) in 1980-1991 for Arab countries was -0.2%. Several indicators point to the extent of the problems faced today by the region's countries. Although the percentage of poverty declined for the majority of the regions in the world in 1985-1990, it has increased in the MENA region.

The purpose of this volume is to address the conditions of earnings inequality, unemployment, and poverty in the MENA region and the problems associated with these factors; to determine the state and magnitude of these problems through various country studies; and to provide solutions to alleviate the negative conditions facing developing economies, with special emphasis on the MENA countries.

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Papers from a November 1998 conference shed light on poverty, unemployment, and income inequality in selected Middle East and North African countries by presenting the magnitude of these problems and recommending policies to alleviate them. Papers are organized into 10 major studies by international scholars, with an introductory chapter highlighting observations on poverty in the Arab world. Topics include earning profiles of women workers and education in the Middle East, fiscal policy and social welfare in selected countries, and ideology, economic restructuring, and women's work in Iran (1976-1996).
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The past ten years for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region countries have registered an extreme deterioration in at least one measure of social and economic welfare: earnings inequality, unemployment, and poverty. The combination of slow economic growth, population explosion, and decline in labor productivity led to the reversal of the economic gains achieved during the economic boom in the 1970s. In contrast to that period, growth per capita (GDP) in 1980-1991 for Arab countries was -0.2%. Several indicators point to the extent of the problems faced today by the region's countries. Although the percentage of poverty declined for the majority of the regions in the world in 1985-1990, it has increased in the MENA region. The purpose of this volume is to address the conditions of earnings inequality, unemployment, and poverty in the MENA region and the problems associated with these factors; to determine the state and magnitude of these problems through various country studies; and to provide solutions to alleviate the negative conditions facing developing economies, with special emphasis on the MENA countries.

Synopsis:

Experts examine the magnitude of the economic problems in Middle Eastern and North African nations and provide solutions to alleviate the negative conditions facing these developing economies.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface /Wassim Shahin and Ghassan Dibeh
  2. Some introductory observations on poverty and earnings : inequality in the Arab world /Elias H. Tuma
  3. Measurement of inequality : motivation and survey /Sourushe Zandvakili
  4. Unraveling the paradox in Egypt's trends in income : inequality and poverty /Ayman Kandeel and Jeffrey B. Nugent
  5. Trade reform and the poor in Morocco : a rural-urban general equilibrium analysis of reduced protection /Hans Lofgren
  6. Earning profiles of women workers and education in the Middle East /E. Mine Cinar
  7. Fiscal policy and social welfare in selected MENA countries /Muhammad Q. Islam
  8. Does structural adjustment spell relief from unemployment? : a comparison of four IMF "success stories" in the Middle East and North Africa /Karen Pfeifer
  9. Earnings, education, experience, and gender : Kuwaiti evidence /Salim Chishti and Badria Khalaf
  10. What accounts for earnings inequality in Jordan and how can labor policies help reduce poverty? /Zafiris Tzannatos
  11. Unemployment, low wages, and income inequality : the triangle of poverty in the Middle East and North Africa /Berch Berberoglu
  12. Ideology, economic restructuring, and women's work in Iran (1976-1996) /Fatemeh E. Moghadem.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313309779
Editor:
Shahin, Wassim N.
Editor:
Dibeh, Ghassan
Other:
Shahin, Wassim N.
Editor:
Shahin, Wassim
Editor:
Dibeh, Ghassan
Author:
Dibeh, Ghassan
Author:
Shahin, Wassim
Other:
Shahin, Wassim N.
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Location:
Westport, Conn.
Subject:
Economic Development
Subject:
Wages
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Unemployment
Subject:
Income distribution
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
International - Economics
Subject:
Unemployment -- Arab countries.
Subject:
Poverty - Arab countries
Subject:
Economics - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Contributions in Economics and Economic History
Series Volume:
no. 215
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.54x6.40x.94 in. 1.31 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The past ten years for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region countries have registered an extreme deterioration in at least one measure of social and economic welfare: earnings inequality, unemployment, and poverty. The combination of slow economic growth, population explosion, and decline in labor productivity led to the reversal of the economic gains achieved during the economic boom in the 1970s. In contrast to that period, growth per capita (GDP) in 1980-1991 for Arab countries was -0.2%. Several indicators point to the extent of the problems faced today by the region's countries. Although the percentage of poverty declined for the majority of the regions in the world in 1985-1990, it has increased in the MENA region. The purpose of this volume is to address the conditions of earnings inequality, unemployment, and poverty in the MENA region and the problems associated with these factors; to determine the state and magnitude of these problems through various country studies; and to provide solutions to alleviate the negative conditions facing developing economies, with special emphasis on the MENA countries.
"Synopsis" by , Experts examine the magnitude of the economic problems in Middle Eastern and North African nations and provide solutions to alleviate the negative conditions facing these developing economies.
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