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United Arab Emirates (United Arab Emirates)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index111st best
CapitalAbu Dhabi
Land Area 83 600 km21
LocationAsia, Middle East
Population8.106 million (2011)2
Life Expectancy77.12yrs (2017)3
GNI$66 203 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesAE, ARE, 7845
Internet Domain.ae6
CurrencyDirham (AED)7
Telephone+9718

1. Overview

The Trucial States of the Persian Gulf coast granted the UK control of their defense and foreign affairs in 19th century treaties. In 1971, six of these states - Abu Dhabi, 'Ajman, Al Fujayrah, Ash Shariqah, Dubayy, and Umm al Qaywayn - merged to form the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They were joined in 1972 by Ra's al Khaymah. The UAE's per capita GDP is on par with those of leading West European nations. Its high oil revenues and its moderate foreign policy stance have allowed the UAE to play a vital role in the affairs of the region. For more than three decades, oil and global finance drove the UAE's economy. However, in 2008-09, the confluence of falling oil prices, collapsing real estate prices, and the international banking crisis hit the UAE especially hard. The UAE has essentially avoided the "Arab Spring" unrest seen elsewhere in the Middle East, though in March 2011, political activists and intellectuals signed a petition calling for greater public participation in governance that was widely circulated on the Internet. In an effort to stem potential further unrest, the government announced a multi-year, $1.6-billion infrastructure investment plan for the poorer northern Emirates.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

2. United Arab Emirates National and Social Development

UN HDI (2016)10
CountryRank10
1Norway1
2Australia2
3Switzerland2
...
39Saudi Arabia38
40Slovakia40
41Portugal41
42UAE42
43Hungary43
44Latvia44
45Croatia45
46Argentina45
47Bahrain47
48Montenegro48
49Russia49
50Romania50
51Kuwait51
52Belarus52
53Oman52
54Barbados54
Social and Moral Development
CountryScore
1Sweden88.7
2Iceland88.6
3Denmark86.5
...
108Tuvalu56.0
109Honduras55.9
110Guyana55.7
111UAE55.6
112Vanuatu55.6
113Sri Lanka55.5
114Turkmenistan55.5
115Vietnam55.3
116Oman55.3
117Kuwait55.2
118Thailand55.2
119Palau55.1
120Morocco55.0
121Tajikistan55.0
Data Source

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..

The Social and Moral Development Index is a formulaic aggregation of many factors. It concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" by Vexen Crabtree (2017).

3. Population and Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy (2015)11
CountryYears11
1Hong Kong84.16
2Japan83.68
3Italy83.34
...
43Poland77.62
44Croatia77.50
45Uruguay77.35
46UAE77.12
47Estonia77.01
48Mexico76.97
49Oman76.97
50Maldives76.96
Fertility Rate
1Korea, N.2.0
2Brunei2.0
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.0
...
46Uzbekistan2.3
47Cape Verde2.3
48Estonia1.7
49UAE1.7
50Canada1.7
51Colombia2.3
52Maldives1.7
53Luxembourg1.7
Data Source
Population (m=millions)
CountryPeoplePer km2
1China1 353.6m145
2India1 258.35m423
3USA 315.79m35
...
91Benin9.352m83
92Burundi8.749m341
93Austria8.429m102
94UAE8.106m97
95Honduras7.912m71
96Switzerland7.734m193
97Israel7.695m356
Data Source

The United Arab Emirates's population is predicted to rise to 10.49 million by 2030. This rise is despite a low fertility rate, meaning, that this country is helping to alleviate problems with growing population in neighbouring countries by accepting immigrants, very likely as a requirement of maintaining an active workforce. This country has a fertility rate of 1.70.

The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.

4. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Disbelief In God
1Vietnam81%
2Japan65%
3Sweden64%
...
84Brazil1%
85Paraguay1%
86Venezuela1%
87UAE0%
88Ivory Coast0%
89Benin0%
90Algeria0%
91Botswana0%
Data Source
How Many Are Religious?
1Estonia16%
2Sweden17%
3Denmark19%
...
71Syria89%
72India90%
73Kosovo90%
74UAE91%
75Kuwait91%
76Paraguay92%
77Pakistan92%
78Palestine93%
Data Source

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below12:

Christian12.6%
Muslim76.9%
Hindu6.6%
Buddhist2%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated1.1%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Muslim (Islam - official) 96% (Shia 16%), other (includes Christian, Hindu) 4%13.

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5. The Internet

Internet Users in Population
1Iceland95.64
2Norway93.28
3Netherlands90.70
...
16Antigua & Barbuda80.65
17Liechtenstein80.00
18Slovakia79.89
19UAE78.00
20Japan77.64
21France77.50
22St Kitts & Nevis76.59
23Australia75.90
Data Source

Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.

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6. Public Health Issues

Adolescent Birth Rate (2015)14
CountryPer 100014
1Korea, N.0.5
2Korea, S.1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
80Burundi28.3
81Mauritius28.5
82Bahamas29.6
83UAE29.7
84Grenada30.5
85Trinidad & Tobago31.5
86Morocco31.7
87Botswana32.3
Alcohol Consumption (2010)15
CountryPer Capita15
1Libya0.1
2Pakistan0.1
3Kuwait0.1
...
71Kyrgyzstan4.3
72Kenya4.3
73Turkmenistan4.3
74UAE4.3
75India4.3
76Chad4.4
77Uzbekistan4.6
78Liberia4.7

7. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

Anti-Semite Opinions16
Country%16
1Laos0
2Philippines3
3Sweden4
...
90Lebanon78
91Morocco80
92Qatar80
93UAE80
94Jordan81
95Bahrain81
96Kuwait82
97Tunisia86
Personal Charitability
(World Position, 2013-2016)
17
CountryValue17
1Myanmar (Burma)1.25
2USA1.5
3New Zealand3.5
...
9Qatar9
10Trinidad & Tobago10
11Netherlands10
12UAE12
13Bahrain13
14Norway13.33
15Malta14
Personal, Civil and Economic Freedom (2014)18
CountryRank18
1Hong Kong1
2Switzerland2
3New Zealand3
...
116Malaysia115
117Qatar117
118Guinea-Bissau118
119UAE118
120Timor-Leste (E. Timor)120
121Oman120
122Burundi122
123Tunisia123
Global Peace Index (2012)19
CountryValue19
1Iceland1.11
2New Zealand1.24
3Denmark1.24
...
43Lithuania1.74
44Argentina1.76
45Latvia1.77
46UAE1.79
47Kuwait1.79
48Mozambique1.80
49Namibia1.80
50Ghana1.81
Research and Development
Country% RDP PPP
1Korea, S.4.2920
2Israel4.1120
3Japan3.5820
...
56Argentina0.5821
57Senegal0.5422
58Mexico0.5420
59UAE0.4923
60Cyprus0.4824
61Uganda0.4822
62Cuba0.4724
63Qatar0.4725
Average IQ
1Singapore108
2Korea, S.106
3Taiwan105
...
78Panama84
79Iran84
80Pakistan84
81UAE84
82Jordan84
83Morocco84
84Afghanistan84
85Tunisia83
Data Source
Human Rights Treaties
1Argentina24
2Ecuador23
3Germany23
...
177Grenada7
178Indonesia7
179Korea, N.7
180UAE7
181Pakistan6
182Tonga6
183Brunei6
184St Lucia6
Data Source
Press Freedom Index
1Finland99.0
2Netherlands99.0
3Norway99.0
...
110Panama99.3
111Israel99.3
112Montenegro99.3
113UAE99.3
114Nigeria99.4
115Macedonia99.4
116Venezuela99.4
117Nepal99.4
Data Source
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2011)11
CountryPPP $11
1Qatar$129 916
2Singapore$78 162
3Kuwait$76 075
4Liechtenstein$75 065
5Brunei$72 843
6Norway$67 614
7UAE$66 203
8Luxembourg$62 471
9Switzerland$56 364
10Hong Kong$54 265
11USA$53 245
12Saudi Arabia$51 320
Happiness
1Denmark7.8
2Netherlands7.6
3Norway7.6
...
11Israel7.4
12Costa Rica7.3
13Panama7.3
14UAE7.2
15New Zealand7.2
16USA7.1
17Luxembourg7.1
18France7
Data Source
Environmental Performance
1Iceland93.5
2Switzerland89.1
3Costa Rica86.4
...
148Botswana41.3
149Iraq41.0
150Chad40.8
151UAE40.7
152Nigeria40.2
153Benin39.6
154Haiti39.5
155Mali39.4
Data Source
Gay Equality
1Netherlands405
2Belgium350
3Canada280
...
204Tanzania-220
205Somaliland-500
206Saudi Arabia-520
207Sudan-520
208UAE-520
209Iran-520
210Yemen-520
211Afghanistan-520
Data Source

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Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. UN (2011) .^
  3. UN (2017) Table 1.^
  4. UN (2017) Gross National Income, per person. Table 1.^
  5. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  6. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  7. According to ISO4217.^
  8. According to ITU-T.^
  9. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ae.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  10. UN (2017) Table 1. Lower is better.^
  11. UN (2017) Table 1. Higher is better.^^
  12. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  13. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  14. UN (2017) Table 5. Lower is better.^
  15. WHO (2014) Appendix 1. Alcohol Per Capita Consumption in liters of pure alcohol, 15+ years age population, consumed in 2010. Lower is better.^
  16. ADL (2014) . Lower is better.^
  17. Charities Aid Foundation . Average ranking across years 2013-2016. Lower is better.^
  18. Fraser Institute, the (2016) . Covers data for 2014.^
  19. ^
  20. OECD (2016) . Data for year 2014.^
  21. OECD (2016) . Data for year 2013.^
  22. World Bank . Data for year 2010.^
  23. World Bank . Data for year 2011.^
  24. World Bank . Data for year 2013.^
  25. World Bank . Data for year 2012.^

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