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Impact of Changing Population Dynamics on the Arab Family

2 and 3 December 2013

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Overview of the Seminar

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 organized 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 brought together international, regional, and national population scientists, policy-makers, and researchers involved in the study of aspects of the Arab family.

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Agenda

2 December 2013

8:30-9:00
Registration
Policy Dialogue on the Impact of Population Dynamics on the Arab FamilyPart One
Policy Dialogue on the impact of population dynamics on the Arab family
 

9:05-9:10

Welcome Address by H.E. Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Khalifa, Chair, Board of Governors, Doha International Family Institute (DIFI)

09:10-09:20
Opening Remarks by H.E. Dr. Saleh bin Mohammed Al-Nabit, Minister, Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics

9:20-9:30

Keynote Address by Mohamed Abdel Ahd, UNFPA Regional Director for Arab States

9:30-9:45

Coffee Break

9:45-11:15

Interactive Dialogue: Demographic Challenges and their Impact on the Arab Family

Ms. Noor Al-Malki Al-Jehani, Executive Director, Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), Qatar

Mr. Jamal Al Bah, Chairman, Arab Family Organization, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Tarik Yousef, Chief Executive Officer, Silatech, Qatar

Dr. Abla Sibai, Professor and Director, Center of Studies for Ageing, Lebanon

11:15-11:30

Coffee Break
Part Two
International Research Seminar

11:30-11:45

Opening Remarks Ms. Noor Al-Malki Al-Jehani, Executive Director, DIFI

11:45-12:45

Population Trends and Arab Families: Implications for Research 1

Moderator Dr. Farzaneh Roudi

“The Tempo and Intensity of Marriage in the Arab Region: Key Challenges and their Implications”, Dr. Hoda Rashad

“The Political Dimensions of Fertility Decrease and Family Transformations in the Arab Context”, Dr. Youssef Courbage

12:45-13:45
Lunch

13:45-15:15

Intergenerational and Gender Issues Affecting Family Cohesion 1

Dr. Hatoon Al Fassi

Intimate Partner Violence and Women’s Economic and Non-economic in Minya Egypt”, Dr. Kathryn Yount + others

“Attitudes Towards Violence Against Wife Among Qatari Men”, Dr. M. Nizam Khan + others

“Street families in Cairo: Ethnographic Studies of Child Street Mothers, Gendered Violence and the Impact of the Change in Child law in 2008”, Nelly Ali

“Early Investments in Maternal Education as a Driver for Eliminating Female Circumcision”, Dr. Jenny Liu

13:45-15:15

Intergenerational and Gender Issues Affecting Family Cohesion 2

Moderator Dr. Hanan Abdul Rahim

“Measurement of Women’s Agency in Rural Egypt”, Dr. Kristin VanderEnde

“Is Women’s Work a Pathway to their Agency in Rural Egypt”, Rania Salem + others

“A Sociological Analysis of Intergenerational Changes in Decision Making Process of Women in Qatar”, Dora Dominic

“Household Resourcefulness as a Predictor of Maternal Health Seeking Behavior among Egypt’s Rural Poor”, Lenka Benova

15:15-15:30

Summary end of the day

3 December 2013

9:00-10:00

Population Trends and Arab families: Implications for Research 2

Moderator Dr. Fadwa El Guindi

“Adolescents in Arab Countries: Major Health Issues and Their Social Context”, Dr. Carla Makhlouf

“Migration and the Family in Arab Countries”, Dr. Mohamad Mohieddin

10:00-10:30

Break

10:30-12:00

Adolescents and the Family 1

Moderator Dr. Maher Khalifa

“Parenting Styles and Conduct Problems among Children in Qatar”, Dr. Abdallah Badahdah

“Socio Demographic Predictors of Tobacco Smocking Among Adolescents Residing in the UAE”, Dr. Caroline Barakat

10:30-12:00

Adolescents and Family 2

Moderator Dr. Abdul –Aziz Farah

“Measuring the Job Quality Concept of Youth in Egypt”, Ali Rashed

“Adolescents and their Family in the Arab World a Review of Behavior and Relationships”, Prince Amadichukwu

10:30-12:00

Population and Migration

Moderator Dr. Mohamad Mohieddin

“Expat Arab Health Professionals: Brain Drain or Brain Gain”, Dr. Mouhanad Hammami

“Qatar’s Population Dynamics Between 1990 and 2012 and their Impact on Maternal and Newborn Survival”, Dr. Sajjid ur Rahman

12:00-13:15

Lunch

13:15-14:30

Fertility and family size 1

Moderator Dr. Amira Sonbol

“Age structural Transition in the Family” Dr. Ayman Zohry

“Women, Education, Labour Market Participation and Childbearing in the Middle East”, Dr. Narjes Mehdizadeh

“Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Fertile and Infertile Saudi Subjects in Relation to Infertility in Central Saudi Arabia”, Dr. Mostafa Abolfotouh

13:15-14:30

Fertility and Family Size 2

Moderator Dr. Nabil Kronfol

“The Impact of Socio Economic Factors on Fertility in the Arab Region: a Critical Review”, Dr. Sanaa Alharahsheh

Fertility Transitions in the Arab Muslim Countries: Timings and Determinants”, Dr. Mahamoud Moshfegh

13:15-14:30

Marriage and Family Formation

Moderator Dr. Richard Leete

“Intergenerational relationships in Lebanon: inequalities over the life course”, Dr. Kristine Ajrouch

“Unintended consequences Implication of Saudi State Development Policies on Marriage and Family Patterns”, Dr. Natana DeLong-Bas

“Child Brides are Screaming are we Listening?”, Dr. Doaa Oraby

15:30-16:00
Closing Session a Way Forward, Next Steps

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