This blog is intended to go along with Population: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues, by John R. Weeks, published by Cengage Learning. The latest edition is the 12th (it came out in 2015), but this blog is meant to complement any edition of the book by showing the way in which demographic issues are regularly in the news.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Undocumented Immigrants in Israel

The Israeli population is growing more slowly than the Palestinian population and this has created labor shortages in Israel that were once met by Palestinians, but since the intifada, the New York Times reports that Israel has imported workers from elsewhere in the world, especially Asia, and is now facing the problems of illegal immigrants, human trafficking, and the exploitation of foreign workers. This adds a whole new demographic dimension to the human drama in this volatile region.

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