The Demographic Revolution in Modern Egypt tells the dramatic story of Egypt's transition in the last two decades from staggeringly high to low fertility and mortality rates. Scholars Warren C. Robinson and Fatma H. El-Zanaty especially delve into the reasons for the decline in fertility, including the relative success of Egypt's recent public initiatives in family planning. Robinson and El-Zanaty compellingly show the importance of continued demographic stability in Egypt for that nation, the Middle East, and indeed the world. The authors point to Egypt's optimistic progress as a model for other countries facing out-of-control birthrates wreaking havoc with economic and social development.
Warren C. Robinson is professor emeritus of economics and former director of the Population Issues Research Center, Pennsylvania State University. He is also former senior advisor on population to the U.S. Mission to Egypt. Fatma H. El-Zanaty is professor of statistics, University of Cairo, and former director of the Macro International (Demographic Health Surveys) Egyptian Office. She is also currently director of Zanaty Associates, Cairo.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Modern Transition Begins Chapter 3 The Demography of Modern Egypt Chapter 4 The Emergence of Policy and Program Chapter 5 The Population and Development Experiment Chapter 6 The Break-Through to Fertility Control Chapter 7 The Changing Socioeconomic Background Chapter 8 The Future of the Population Policy and Program Chapter 9 Understanding the Egyptian Fertility Decline Chapter 10 Lessons from the Egyptian Experience Chapter 11 Egypt's Demographic Past and Future Chapter 12 Annex: The Historical Population Record in Egypt