Socio-Economic Development

  • M. W. Khouja
  • P. G. Sadler


The origins of the Kuwaiti people and the development of their social structure and attitudes have already been described in Chapter 2. However, the recent marked economic changes have brought about equally rapid changes in the social conditions in Kuwait, including changes in the size and composition of the population, the composition of the labour force, employment levels and the distribution of wealth and income. It is to these topics we turn in this chapter.


Labour Force Income Distribution Labour Participation Capital Intensity Unearned Income 
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    I. Najjar, The Development of a One Resource Economy: A case study of Kuwait (an unpublished dissertation, 1969) p. 67.Google Scholar
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    J. K. Al-Saadoun, ‘Factors contributing to equality of income distribution in Kuwait’, Journal of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula, vol. 3, no. 12, p. 83 (October 1977).Google Scholar

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