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Egypt in the Eighties: A Sociological Profile


Egypt’s contemporary social structure displays much of what is common in many Third World countries of similar size, for instance, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Indonesia. Standard features of such countries include overpopulation, rapid demographic growth, unchecked rural-urban migration, oversized urban centers, mounting demands on services, strained infrastructure, deficit in the balance of payments, foreign debts, inflationary pressures, maldistribution of wealth, and socio-political unrest, to name but the most important. […]

Originally published in the issue Vol. 18, No. 1-2, January-June 1983, p. 9-26

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