Demographic change in the GCC and its social and political impacts
This paper reviews the current literature on the demographic changes in the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and their social and political impacts. This research provides an overview of the current demographic situation in the GCC, the social and political implications of the changing population structure, and potential solutions to address these changes. The literature suggests that there are different country specific demographic changes in the GCC. However, rapid population growth, the influx of foreign workers, and the aging population are significant common challenges facing the GCC countries. Policies aimed at mitigating the impacts of these demographic changes are needed to ensure the social and political stability of the region.
Keywords: Demographic change, GCC, Social impacts, Political impacts