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Population and Development Report, Issue No.6

Development Policy Implications of Age-Structural Transitions in Arab Countries

  • Author: UN, ESCWA
  • Publication date: September 2014
  • Page count: 118
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 14.II.L.1

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ISBN: 9789211283648
ISBN: 9789210564243

About the product

This report shows that the Arab countries are currently undergoing profound age-structural transitions which will have significant implications for their development. It argues that countries can best manage and benefit from the consequences of the age structural transitions taking place across the Arab region by adopting a life course approach in analysis and policy. However, social and economic policies in the Arab countries have not succeeded in integrating this approach. This report therefore suggests reforms across social and economic policy areas, including labour market and social protection reforms, and suggests how the post-2015 UN Development Agenda can integrate a life course perspective. It brings a new urgency to the debate, arguing that transformational change is needed to integrate the needs and potentials of the different age groups in the Arab countries.