Sunday, June 12, 2005

Falling fertility rate in the UAE :: Gulf News

The authors of a Tanmia report warned that policies were needed to address declining fertility rates. Statistics reveal that UAE women are having less children from 7.2 children on average in 1985 to 4.6 now.


Blogger secretdubai said...

I really don't get this. The only way they are going to be able to maintain their comfortable existence as a ruling elite is by keeping the population relatively small.

As soon as they start becoming really numerous, the welfare class will beging to implode, there will be even greater a scarcity of VIP-type jobs to go round, there will be even more numbers of have-nots, there will be even more resentment about disparities in wealth and power, and there will be melt-down.

The only way to maintain the current status quo is to continue with the model of an expatriate peasant class. Otherwise, one day you end up with a revolution.

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