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June 20, 2013

DIFI Call For Papers: Seminar On The Arab Family

DIFI-Master-logo-with-Tagline-Pant-web1.jpgInternational Seminar in Doha, State of Qatar, 2-3 December 2013

Impact of Changing Population Dynamics on the Arab Family

Organizer: The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI)

The structure of the Arab family, which is the basis of Arab societies and the most influential educator and inculcator of values, is in the midst of transition. Modernization and globalization processes, including internet usage and social media which have shrunk the world in time and space, and humanitarian crises, as well as rapidly changing population and demographic dynamics, are fundamentally altering the traditional Arab family.

DIFI is organizing an international seminar to take stock of the various changes on the Arab Family brought about by population and demographic dynamics, and to assess the policy implications of these changes. The seminar will bring together international, regional and national population scientists, policy-makers and researchers involved in the study of aspects of the Arab family.

The seminar will address five main topics related to Arab families:

  1. Marriage and Family Formation
  2. Fertility and Family Size
  3. Population Migration and the Family
  4. Adolescent and the Family
  5. Intergenerational and Gender Issues Affecting Family Cohesion

For any of these five topics, authors may focus on a single country or multiple countries within the Arab world, using quantitative or qualitative data or a triangular approach. Papers that explore, analyze and assess sub-national and cultural diversity are particularly encouraged.

For additional information, please contact: Azza Abdelmoneium at email:

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