Shift - Middle East Demographics

Shift: Stories Behind the Stats from CBC Radio

As part of our project, Shift, we'll look at the demographics behind the protests that are sweeping over Tunisia, Egypt and now Yemen. Nearly one in five people living in the Middle East are between the ages of 15 and 24. And many of them are stuck - unable to launch into adulthood thanks to poor educational and job prospects. Many observers say this is a key element in the protests and that it is likely to fuel more.

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