Life in the GCC region

The GCC states have changed dynamically over the past three decades and are on track for more transition. Individuals in this region have much to say about their own wellbeing and life experiences. Growth and progress in the GCC over the past three decades have brought improvements in infant mortality, life expectancy, fertility rates and quality of life generally.

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Life has radically changed with the advent of oil discovery and trade in the 1930 in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, in the forties in Iraq and Iran and finally in the fifties, sixties and seventies in the rest of the gulf countries all to be grouped together in the eighties within the GCC.  It has improved so much that there is hardly any difference with that enjoyed in those wealthy parts of the world. 

GCC is ‘an attractive region to live in’

According to the Western Union Company, a world leading money Transfer Company said a new report released today that the GCC region is a safe place to live and work.  There are also plenty of possibilities for enjoying a comfortable lifestyle and these are the main attractions of living in the GCC.

It revealed by the same, several interesting insights about the lives of residents in the GCC while highlighting the attractiveness of living in the region.

60% of respondents pointed to a deep sense of safety and security as being the top reason that makes living in the GCC feel like home for them, while 52% cited the presence of an extensive network of friends and 49% the comfortable lifestyle they enjoy as reasons that encourage them want to stay on in the region.

Life Evaluations in the GCC: Subjective wellbeing and health

Gallup reports that the GCC states have changed dynamically over the past three decades and are on track for more transition.  Individuals in this region have much to say about their own wellbeing and life experiences. Using subjective measures of health, such as evaluative wellbeing, and experiential measures, such as the incidence of health problems, pain, and depression, this paper studies the overall health of the GCC population and infers conclusions related to their potential effect on objective health measures.

Growth and progress in the GCC over the past three decades have brought improvements in infant mortality, life expectancy, and fertility rates.  Despite these improvements, the region is experiencing the type of health problems prevalent in high-income cultures, where substantial proportions of the population are sedentary. Increased obesity in children, adolescents, and adults, hypertension, and diabetes are recent health problems to which the GCC has had to adapt.

Further reading is at http://www.gallup.com/poll/157064/life-evaluations-gcc-subjective-wellbeing-health.aspx

 

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