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Type Report
Title Population Scenarios for South Mediterranean Countries: 2010-2050
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
URL http://aei.pitt.edu/58467/1/MEDPRO_Report_No_2_Population_Scenarios_2010-50_final.pdf
Abstract
The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and its follow-up, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), were
created in 2004 and 2008 to strengthen the prosperity, stability and security of all countries and avoid the
emergence of new dividing lines between the EU and 16 neighbouring countries, including south Mediterranean
countries (SMCs). Demographic factors in both EU and neighbouring countries will influence this goal. This
report describes four population growth scenarios for SMCs, obtained using the MEDPRO economic-political
development framework on how indicators of fertility, mortality and international migration might change if
people in SMCs were to live in different macroeconomic and political contexts. Qualitative scenarios were then
operationalized leading to four different quantitative scenarios using assumptions about possible trends in
indicators of fertility, mortality and international migration. The paper concludes by reflecting on the results in
light of recent political developments in the region.

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