Two Minutes with Dr. Yahya: Poverty in the Arab Countries. A Negative Sign of Socio-Economic Management

Two Minutes with Dr. Yahya

Poverty in the Arab Countries

A Negative Sign of Socio-Economic Management

Arab American Encyclopedia-AAE and Yahya News Agency-YNA

The Arab Countries

The Arab Countries Flags

Poverty level variable  is a factor measured by per year income. While errors may occur (theoritcal or methodological) its availability for social scientist help understanding povert line and push them to open avenues to study its causes and ways of improving social policies to improve life circumstances in nations face law levels of poverty.

This article shows the percentages and ranks of the Arab documented records for people under the line of poverty. However, the measure remains a good measure, until social scientists find a better scale for the phenomenon.  It is my belief, that the more variables cover all aspects of life would enhance such measure. Especially when comparing advanced with developing nations.

Before commenting on the data, I think it is necessary to give the names of the countries, the rates of poverty in each, and the ranking globally. The numbers of ranking, the least is the worst poverty level. For Example, Palestinian Terrorities (Gaza Strip and West Bank) ranking second and thirty three on the scale are the worse of Arab countries, while and Syria (132) and Jordan (123) are the least poverty on the same scale. Compared with Russia (13.1%), china 2.8%), Japan (15.7%), and the United States (12.00%) and Israel (23.6%), ranking is 127, 152, 117, 131 and 91 respectively.  Here are the findings for the years between 2003 and 2009 according to data available.

Ranking            State                (%) Percentages      

2                      Gaza Strip                   80%

33                    West Bank                 46%

35                    Yemen                        45.2%

41                    Mauritania                 40%

41                    Sudan                           40%

75                    Lebanon                       28%

85                    Iraq                               25%

93                    Algeria                          23%

99                    Egypt                            20%

103                  United Arab Emirates  19.5%

120                  Morocco                          15%

123                  Jordan                             14.2%

132                  Syria                                 11.9%

Abserving such ranks and percentages, oil wealthy countries are not in the the top of the ranking scale, in fact Jordan, Syria Morocco and Egypt are better off than some Oil Producing countries like UAE, Iraq and Algeria. However, Saudi Arabia is not included in the scale for technical reasons.

Observation as such may help policy makers to re-open new avenues to tackle and reduce percentages of poverty in their countries.  It is in my belief, a matter of management and acceptance of social justice to bring the gap between rich and poor, and to find ways ro invest in human abilities and technologies of modern world. Afterall, people needs usually change according time and place. The disability of these nations if continued in dealing with social justice needs, they will face more trouble.

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About Arab American Encyclopedia-USA - Hasan Yahya

HASAN YAHYA was born at a small village called Majdal-YaFa (Majdal Sadiq) in Mandate Palestine (1944). He migrated as a refugee to Mes-ha, a village east of Kufr Qasim, west of Nablus (in the West Bank), then moved with his family to Zarka, 25 km north of Amman – Jordan. He finished the high school at Zarka Secondary School, 1963. He was appointed as a teacher in the same year. Studied Law first at Damascus University, then B.A from Lebanon University in Arabic literature and Eastern Cultures (1975). He moved to Kuwait. Where he got married in 1967. He was working at Kuwait Television, taught at bilingual School, and Kuwait University. In 1982, Hasan left to the United States to continue his education at Michigan State University. He got the Master Degree in 1983, the Ph.D degree in 1988 in Education (Psychology of Administration ). In 1991, He obtained his post degree in Social research, the result was a second Ph.D degree in Comparative sociology-Social Psychology. He was the only Arab student who enrolled ever to pursue two simultaneous Ph.D programs from Michigan State University and fulfill their requirements perfectly. Professor Yahya employment history began as a supervisor of a joint project to rehabilitate Youth (inmates out of prison) by Michigan State University and Intermediate School Districts. Worked also as a Teacher Assistant and lecturer in the same university. He was offered a position at Lansing Community College as well as Jackson Community College where he was assistant professor, then associate professor, then full professor (1991-2006). He taught Sociology, psychology, education, criminology and research methods. He supervised 19 Master and Ph.D candidates on various personal, economic psychological and social development topics. Professor Yahya published Hundreds (1000 Plus on this site) of articles and research reports in local, regional, and international journals. His interest covers local, regional and global conflicts. He also authored, translated, edited and published over 280 plus books in several languages, in almost all fields especial education, sociology and psychology. These books can be found on Amazon and Kindle. He also, was a visiting professor at Eastern Michigan University to give Research Methods and Conflict Management courses. Prof. Yahya accepted an offer to join Zayed University Faculty Team in 1998, then he served as the Head of Education and Psychology Department at Ajman University of Science and Technology 2001-04. Dr. Yahya established several institutes in Diaspora, the Arab American Encyclopedia, Ihyaa al Turath al Arabi Project, (Revival of Arab Heritage in Diaspora.Recently he was nominated for honorary committee member for the Union of Arab and Muslim Writers in America. He was affiliated with sociological associations and was a member of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) at USA. Social Activities and Community Participation: Dr. Yahya was a national figure on Diversity and Islamic Issues in the United States, with special attention to Race Relations and Psychology of Assimilation (generations 1,2 &3). He was invited as a public speaker to many TV shows and interviews in many countries. His philosophy includes enhancing knowledge to appreciate the others, and to compromise with others in order to live peacefully with others. This philosophy was the backgrounds of his theory, called “ Theory C. of Conflict Management”. And developed later to a Science of Cultural Normalization under the title: “Crescentology. The results of such theory will lead to world peace depends on a global Knowledge, Understanding, appreciation, and Compromising (KUAC)” Recently Prof. Yahya started "Publish your book FREE Project", to serve young Arab Writers. Dr. Yahya accepted the offer to be the chief editor of the International Humanities Studies Journal -I-H-S-Jerusalem, since July 2014. (Revised Sept. 2014) ولد الدكتور حسن عبدالقادر يحيى في مجدل يابا من أعمال يافا – فلسطين عام 1944. تلقى علومه الابتدائية في مدرسة بديا الأميرية في الضفة الغربية أيام احتوائها ضمن المملكة الأدردنية الهاشمية وتخرج في جامعة بيروت حاملاً الإجازة في اللغة العربية وآدابها، ودبلوم التأهيل التربوي من كلية القديس يوسف بلبنان، ودبلوم الدراسات العليا (الماجستير) ودكتوراة في الإدارة التربوية من جامعة ولاية ميشيغان بالولايات المتحدة عام 1988، وشهادة الدكتوراه في علم الاجتماع المقارن من الجامعة نفسها عام 1991. عمل في التدريس والصحافة الأدبية. أديب وشاعر وقاص ، ,كما عمل في تلفزيون الكويت الرسمي كمعد ومنسق برامج ثم اتجه إلى الكتابة والتأليف في علوم كثيرة تخص علمي النفس والاجتماع والتنمية البشرية ، والتغير الاجتماعي والسكان وألف ونشر العديد من المقالات (1000 +) والكتب باللغتين العربية والإنجليزية (أكثر من 330 كتابا) ، منها ست مجموعات قصصية وست كتب للأطفال ، وأربع دواوين شعرية باللغتين أيضا. وعدد من كتب التراث في الشعر والأدب والأخلاق الإسلامية والتربية والأديان . وهو الآن أستاذ متقاعد في جامعة ولاية ميشيغان. . وكان عضوا سابقا في جمعية العلماء المسلمين في أمريكا . وجمعية علماء الاجتماع الأمريكية - ميشيغان، وهو مؤسس الموسوعة العربية الأمريكية في الولايات المتحدة ضمن مشروع إحياء التراث العربي في بلاد المهجرز كما تم ترشيحه مؤخرا ليكون عضو مجلس التحرير لمجلة الدراسات الإنسانية العالمية. وقد قبل أن يتسلم رئاسة تحريرها اعتبارا من نهاية يونيو 2014 His email: Thank you!
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