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The Future Size of the Palestinian Population of the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Kristin Dalen and Jon Pedersen

Fafo-report 433

Web edition

Forskere på Fafo: Kristin Dalen

The Palestinian population of the West Bank and Gaza Strip has long had some of the highest growth rates in the world, due to a combination of high fertility and low mortality. Although fertility has recently declined, the age structure of the population implies that the brisk population growth will continue over the coming years. This report presents likely scenarios for this population growth, and traces some of its implications for the delivery of services to society.

Published: 2004 Id-nr.: 433