Mohammed Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi

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1 Sep 2001

This paper by Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi and Gavin W. Jones explores population dynamics and characteristics of Muslim populations to aid deeper understanding of the Muslim world. Having defined Muslim majority countries and countries with large Muslim populations, the paper explains demographic, social and economic characteristics...


1 Jan 2000

Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi argues that international stereotypes tend to portray Iran as a 'traditional' society resistant to many aspects of social change. Based on this assumption, the generally held view is that Iran is experiencing one of the highest fertility rates in the world, and...

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