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Demography, Migration, and the Labour Market in Qatar

  • Françoise De Bel-Air
Publisher: Gulf Research Center
Date of Publication: Nov 2017
Publications Categories: Research Papers & Analysis


In 2016, Qatar ranked first worldwide in terms of per capita GDP. This is due to its huge hydrocarbon reserves and to the small size of its resident population (2.5 million in June 2017). Exploiting the hydrocarbon resources and channelling them into ambitious development policies required massive imports of foreign labour.

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