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El-Shalakani, Mostafa H. (1989). Estimation of Fertility and Mortality of the Kuwaiti Population. Journal of Biosocial Science, 21, 433-441.


Indirect techniques are applied to estimate the current level of fertility and mortality among Kuwaiti nationals in Kuwait during 1980-85. The various methods discussed provide estimates in the vicinity of 45 per thousand for birth rate and 8 per thousand for death rate. While child spacing by birth order in Kuwait is about 2 years, the proportion of childlessness is very low (1%). As a consequence of lower mortality and stable high fertility, the Kuwaiti population remains young.


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Journal of Biosocial Science


El-Shalakani, Mostafa H.