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Arab Manpower
The Crisis of Development

ISBN 9781138820029
Published January 25, 2018 by Routledge
390 Pages

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Book Description

The Arab world increasingly falls into two divisions, the capital-poor and the capital-rich countries (where capital means, in essence, oil). In the capital-rich countries shortage of labour is the chief constraint on growth. In the capital-poor countries analysis of the labour market is equally central, as shortage of labour compounds the already existing problem of shortage of capital. This book surveys the labour markets of the Arab world state by state, evaluating them by demand and supply analysis, and analysing the different elements in trends of employment. It forecasts the areas of stress in the next decade and suggests ways of minimising them. The book, based on much previously unpublished information and on extensive on-the-spot research in the respective Arab countries, sets out the economic and social conditions which underly the impending crisis of development in the Arab region.

First published in 1980.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Background  1. A Decade of Development: Mixed Progress and a Widening Gap  Part 2. The Capital-Rich States  2. The State of Kuwait  3. The State of Qatar  4. The United Arab Emirates  5. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  6. The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya  7. The Republic of Iraq  Part 3. The Pseudo-Capital-Rich States  8. The State of Bahrain  9. The Sultanate of Oman  10. The Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria  Part 4. The Capital-Poor States  11. The Lebanese Republic  12. The Arab Republic of Egypt  13. The Kingdom of Morocco  14. The Yemen Arab Republic (YAR)  15. The People‚Äôs Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY)  16. The Republic of Tunisia  17. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan  18. The Democratic Republic of the Sudan  19. The Syrian Arab Republic  Part 5. Conclusion  20. Arab Labour Markets: A Broad Assessment  21. Conclusion: the Nature of the Crisis

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