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Unformatted text preview: developments of the past few years. Under the rule of Saddam Hussein, political enemies were routinely murdered, modern medical abilities were underutilized and unavailable to much of the country, and the controlling government prevented social opportunities for men to find wives and start families. The estimated lifetime birth rate per woman is estimated to be 4.9%, far above the 2.1% level considered necessary to sustain a population. Economic development has been shown to inversely affect birth rates, and it is assumed that Iraq will become a wealthier nation in the coming years. However, given the strong presence of religion in daily life, often a strong indicator of a high birth rate, the effect of a more affluent country should be negligible. With a growing sense of nationalism and a government increasing in control by the day, Iraq appears ripe for population in the coming decades. Source: http://www.prb.org/Countries/Iraq.aspx...
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This document was uploaded on 11/02/2011 for the course BOT 107 at Miami University.
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