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Youth Culture and Movements: North Africa (including Egypt)
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The period extending from the 1940s to the 1980s witnessed a demographic explosion in greater North Africa which had the significant side effect of producing a large youth population between the ages of 15 and 24 whose various needs (education, health, leisure) demanded attention and heavy state investment. The 2000 census in Egypt reported a high percentage (20.5) of youth out of a population of 67 million; Libya registered a significant 24.1 percent out of a population of little over 5 million…

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Bargach, Jamila, “Youth Culture and Movements: North Africa (including Egypt)”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0154b>
First published online: 2009

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