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Society of Iran

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Two developments in Iranian society are especially pronounced: the rapid urbanization and the population growth in the past decades. Both have had a great impact on social relations. Educational levels have risen, yet health care, housing and employment are lagging behind.

Further Reading

Civil society in Iran is one of the region's most active, but it is currently under more pressure than civil society in many other countries in the region
Iranian women fall under the authority of the husband or his family, but women are gaining more financial independence through increasing employment
The family is the most important element of Iranian culture and society and is defined in the Constitution as the fundamental unit of society
Iran’s Ministry of Health and Medical Education finances and delivers primary health care. Major problems are intra-venous drug use and needle sharing
Of Iran’s population fifteen and older, 77 percent can read and write. The level of girls' education has risen and primary education is compulsory
Because nearly three quarters of Iran's population is under the age of 30, its youth are an important force
Iran has one of the highest urban growth rates in the world, largely the result of internal migration from rural areas
Violent crimes and crimes against property are increasing modestly in Iran. Organized criminal networks in Iran traffic narcotics, people, and small arms

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