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Why was the Arab world poised for revolution? Schooling, economic opportunities, and the Arab spring
Filipe R. Campante, Harvard University
Davin CHOR, Singapore Management University
Publication Type
Journal Article
Version
publishedVersion
Publication Date
3-2012
Abstract
What underlying long-term conditions set the stage for the Arab Spring? In recent decades, the Arab region has been characterized by an expansion in schooling coupled with weak labor market conditions. This pattern is especially pronounced in those countries that saw significant upheaval during the first year of the Arab Spring uprisings. We argue that the lack of adequate economic opportunities for an increasingly educated populace can help us understand episodes of regime instability such as the Arab Spring.
Discipline
International Economics
Research Areas
International Economics
Publication
Journal of Economic Perspectives
Volume
26
Issue
2
First Page
167
Last Page
188
ISSN
1307-1637
Identifier
10.1257/jep.26.2.167
Citation
Campante, Filipe R. and CHOR, Davin. Why was the Arab world poised for revolution? Schooling, economic opportunities, and the Arab spring. (2012). Journal of Economic Perspectives. 26, (2), 167-188. Research Collection School Of Economics.
Available at: https://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soe_research/1429
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