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Attempts at Reforming Egyptian Demographic Policy
Attempts at Reforming Egyptian Demographic Policy

Author(s): Sara Nowacka
Subject(s): Governance, Economic policy, Government/Political systems, Politics and society, Family and social welfare, Demography and human biology, Economic development, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Egypt; demographic policy; population growth; inefficient economy; water and food resources; Egyptian government;
Summary/Abstract: The population of Egypt, the EU’s second-most populous neighbour after Russia, will soon exceed 100 million. The fast pace of the population growth together with the country’s inefficient economy could spur new crises caused by rising unemployment and difficult access to drinking water and food resources, and by politics. The Egyptian government, in cooperation with the EU, U.S., and UN, launched programmes aimed at reducing the fertility rate. Limiting the pace of Egypt’s population growth should weaken factors inciting further destabilisation of the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English