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  • Economic Attitudes| Political Attitudes | Arab youth | Ras Al Khaimah | UAE | United Arab Emirates

    Economic, Social, and Political Attitudes in the UAE: A Comparison of Emirati and Non-Emirati Youth in Ras Al Khaimah

    Calvert W. Jones
    August 12, 2011

    Schooling is widely acknowledged as one of the key arenas in which the basic economic, social, and political attitudes of a population take root. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), much tends to be assumed about young people’s attitudes toward risk, competition, achievement motivation, responsibility, and other areas relevant to national development. But relatively little research has been conducted to confirm or deny popular assertions in these areas, or to explore the variation that may exist across individual emirates or across school types within each emirate.

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