Pakistan

Pakistan, the world’s second-largest Muslim nation, borders Afghanistan, Iran, India, and China and is a key player in Middle East and Asian relations due to its geography and complex history. RAND research has explored the forces shaping the development of Pakistan’s economic and political systems, its nuclear imperative, the role of local Islamic fundamentalist groups in global terrorism, and the effect of U.S. military policy and foreign aid to Pakistan on regional counterterrorism efforts.

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    Schooling and wages in urban Pakistan: an analysis of the 1977 socioeconomic survey of Rawalpindi

    Analyzes male wages using a sample of households drawn from a single urban area in Pakistan. Three issues are addressed: (1) the accuracy of wage and work history information based on a survey methodology in which one respondent reports on all house...

    Dec 31, 1978

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    The Decline of Fertility and Child Mortality in Central East Pakistan.

    A detailed analysis of survey data collected in 1961-1962 for a sample of 4200 families in central East Pakistan produced consistent and reasonable estimates of birth and death rates for the preceding decade. Extremely high levels of infant and child...

    Dec 31, 1970

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    Analysis of Demographic Change in East Pakistan: A Study of Retrospective Survey Data

    A study of the individual reproductive histories of 4204 at-least-once-married women (2079 rural and 1225 urban) living in about 3000 households in central East Pakistan in 1961-62. Data are from a demographic survey by the University of Dacca, sponsored by the Population Council of New York. Although retrospective studies are generally considered unreliable, the analytical results of the study seem reasonable.

    Dec 31, 1969

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    Political Change in Pakistan : Structures, Functions, Constraints and Goals.

    A review of Pakistan's political structure and events since its 1947 independence. During the first 18 months, Pakistan underwent several crises: (1) a major war with India over Kashmir; (2) rioting, urban destruction, and a mass refugee influx into...

    Dec 31, 1967

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    Review of [Pakistan's] [Development : Social Goals and] [Private Incentives].

    Gustav Papanek, in his vigorous chronicle of Pakistan's economic development, uses Pakistan's experience to question many concepts in the development literature and to find ample evidence that destroys some of the shibboleths about traditional societ...

    Dec 31, 1967

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    Review of ''Changing Patterns of Administration in Rural East Pakistan''

    This book, written by Elliot Tepper and published by the Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University, is a clear and sensitive study in historical perspective of those eastern and northern districts of Bengal that became Pakistan in 1947.

    Dec 31, 1966

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    Review of [Friends Not Masters:] [A Political Autobiography.]

    In the reviewer's opinion, this autobiography of Mohammed Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan, is an engaging, exhortative, and passionate statement of the way he sees himself, his enemies, and Pakistan's future. The central thesis is that the coup d'e...

    Dec 31, 1966

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    Review of The Emergence of Pakistan.

    This is the most important memoir yet written by a member of the generation of Indian Muslims who created Pakistan. Though mainly about the years 1946-48, the last two chapters deal with economics, financial, administrative, and political problems. ...

    Dec 31, 1966

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    Review of The Indus Rivers : A Study of the Effects of Partition.

    In his book, [The Indus Rivers], Aloys Arthur Michel has presented a comprehensive and definitive study of the problems of the Indus rivers basin. Particularly noteworthy are Michel's documentation of Pakistan's intractable bargaining position on the...

    Dec 31, 1966

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    Review of [The Political System of Pakistan].

    This is a thorough, well-argued, and thoughtful portrayal of Pakistan's political history and evolution, a balanced narrative full of original data. The selected bibliography is one of the best in the field. Khalid Bin Sayeed, Professor of Governmen...

    Dec 31, 1966

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    China's Relations with Asian Neighbors

    A review of China's 1964 attitudes toward her Asian neighbors.

    Dec 31, 1963

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    Michelle Grisé

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in history, Yale University; J.D. in law, University of Michigan; B.A. in history, University of Chicago

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    Karen Schwindt

    Policy Analyst
    Education M.A. in international affairs, George Washington University; B.A. in political science, University of Oregon; B.A. in history, University of Oregon

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    Julia A. Thompson

    Defense Analyst
    Education M.A. in war studies, King's College London; B.S.F.S. in international politics, Georgetown University