Explaining the decline in fertility among citizens of the GCC countries: the case of the UAE

  title={Explaining the decline in fertility among citizens of the GCC countries: the case of the UAE},
  author={Mouawiya Al Awad and Carole Abi Nahed Chartouni},
  journal={Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues},
  • Mouawiya Al Awad, C. Chartouni
  • Published 22 September 2014
  • Business, Economics
  • Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues
Purpose – This paper aims to examine certain factors that have contributed to the decline in fertility in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in recent years, taking the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a case study. Design/methodology/approach – Using data from the 2008 UAE Household Expenditure Survey, this paper analyzes the determinants of fertility using a Poisson fertility count model. Findings – The results show that economic factors, in terms of the costs and benefits that… 
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