Arab Society: Demographic and Social Trends - Issue No. 14

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This publication is the latest in a series published biennially by the Statistics Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) under the title Arab Society: Demographic and Social Trends. It presents a broad description of Arab society and the ways in which it is changing. It focuses on population dynamics, household composition, family formation, housing conditions, health, education, labour, poverty, inequality, and culture and social participation.




Education is a key factor that fosters sustainable development. Formal schooling equips people with the skills required by modern labour markets and is directly related to employment and wages. It also contributes to the health and overall well-being of a population. The Arab region has experienced a dramatic expansion of the education sector in recent decades. Meanwhile, because of the high population growth in the region, the number of school-aged children increases every year, necessitating an increase in both the human and the financial resources made available for education. The data used in this section have been obtained from national statistical offices and UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS).


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