UAE \ Research Centers \ Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research \ Scientific Research Sector \ Department of Economic and Social Studies \ Social Studies Unit
The discovery of oil in the UAE (and other Gulf States) triggered rapid massive development that a large influx of foreign labor to the region characterized. This infusion has fundamentally altered preexisting societal norms. Moreover, in the case of the UAE, the switch in governance to the UAE Federation further transformed social structures.
In order to minimize dislocation and other negative consequences of development, the Social Studies Unit analyses facets of social change and provides analyses of the topic to decision makers.
(last updated: 09-December-2003)
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