Iraqi youths: Opportunity Or Challenge Of Social Development

  • Dr. Rasool Mutlak Mohammad


Young demographic and developmental opportunity, but it may turn into a heavy burden , confiscates efforts expected from the donation resulting from the demographic characteristics of the quality of the classes are able to work and production . Especially the youth category, which represents real capital, Sustainable investment, and promising developmental outcomes human and material rewarding. Young people aged 15-24 years , according to surveys in 2004 - (20%) of the total population of Iraq , and the percentage rises to 28% for the age group (15-29 years) in which the associated shift in the age structure of the population of the appearance and the emergence of the age groups (15-29 years) in the population pyramid. This is due to low fertility , which is known to returns demographic ( demographic window ), which represents an opportunity to build the capacity of young people and direct them as a key tributary in the course of the development process. Perhaps the first indicators that the construction is to expand the choices of young people by maximizing their abilities and their energies, and to improve the behavior of technical, scientific, and enable them to participate in the core areas in their community.

How to Cite
MUTLAK MOHAMMAD, Dr. Rasool. Iraqi youths: Opportunity Or Challenge Of Social Development. Mustansiriyah Journal of Arts (MuJA), [S.l.], n. 67, p. 1:27, aug. 2018. ISSN 0258-1086. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 nov. 2021.