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Week 11 Economic Challenges

Week 11 Economic Challenges - Reading Prompt Week 11...

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Reading Prompt  Week 11 Economic Challenges  beginning March 22, 2011 Readings for this week:  1) Stewart, Chapter 8  2) film: Egyptian documentary:  On Boys, Girls and the Veil  by Yousry Nasrallah,  excerpts to be shown in class. Please read these questions before class and watch the film  with these issues in mind, and then write out answers after you watch the film, for  discussion in the next class. Stewart, Chapter 8 What is the demographic trap? What demands does it create? Why do people move to cities? Why are the expectations for employment not met? Look at Table 8.1: Which countries have the highest fertility rates? What is the fertility  rate for the region as a whole? Which countries have the lowest fertility rates? Oil and the Saudi Welfare State: How did the oil boom create a welfare state? What is the  current state of affairs, economically and politically? What are the links to religious 
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