Cover: Population Growth in Egypt

Population Growth in Egypt

A Continuing Policy Challenge (Arabic version)

Published 2001

by David M. Adamson, Julie DaVanzo

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Egypt has had success in moderating high birth rates over the past four decades, but has it been enough to remove high fertility from the nation's list of concerns? This paper examines demographic trends in Egypt in terms of how present and future challenges affect the nation and how addressing them will benefit it. This paper sees the need for building on past victories in slowing population growth, so Egypt can reach its stated goal of reducing fertility to replacement level by 2016. The authors see access to contraception and education of women as keys to achieving the economic benefits, reduced environmental pressure, and improved quality of life that a lower growth rate will bring.

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