Christianity in the Middle East
The story of Christianity in the Middle East is more complex that it appears.
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More baby news and a little story on demography.
Odds and Ends
Christian Churches in the Middle East, India and the Population Stabilisation Incentive Fund
Morocco prepares for a grey future
Another surprising country, demographically, is Morocco. In 1962, its
fertility rate was about 7.2 children per woman. Nowadays it is about
2.5 and heading south. Contraception is widespread, with many women
delaying child-bearing for 5 years after marriage.
Iran’s demographic crisis
There’s a demographic dimension to the turmoil in Iran over the disputed election results. Most of the rioters seem to have been young people in the cities. When you look at Iran’s demographic profile, you can see that there are bound to be tensions – there is a huge “youth bulge” amongst the 15 to 29-year-olds.
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