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Spatial patterns of population dynamics in Egypt, 1947-1970

El-Aal, Wassim A.E. -H. M. Abd (1977) Spatial patterns of population dynamics in Egypt, 1947-1970. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

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The objective of this study is to analyse spatial patterns of population dynamics in Egypt during the period 1947-70. It is hoped that this may assist in the understanding of the processes underlying demographic change in Egypt and so provide a firmer foundation for future national planning. The main body of the thesis begins in Chapter Two with an overview of Egypt's population growth, with special emphasis on the regional differentials. In the following chapters the analysis of population change becomes more detailed. In Chapter Three the first component of population growth, namely fertility, has been dealt with. In Chapter Four, mortality, the second component, has been discussed, while Chapter Five deals with age and sex structure. Chapter Six examines internal migration, which is extremely important because it concerns the ever-growing concentration of people in Egypt's largest cities, especially Cairo, a concentration which gives rise to some of Egypt’s most serious social and economic problems. This chapter leads into a more specific discussion of the uneven population distribution within the country. Chapter Eight deals with urbanization snowing that Egypt: suffers from over-urbanization, as the rural population continues to flood into urban centres. The concluding chapter examines government policy regarding population change and development. Volume II contains all the basic population data relevant to the thesis.

Item Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Award:Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Date:1977
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:18 Sep 2013 10:23

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