Investigating housing distribution for the expatriate population in Doha

Hatem Galal Ibrahim, Ashraf M. Salama, Florian Wiedmann, Reem Awwaad, Basma Aboukalloub

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Expatriates constitute 89% of Qatar's total population, and are becoming important factors in the economic dynamism by satisfying employment sectors. The theoretical framework of this paper is based on Gordon's theory which distinguishes between migrants: housing streams and employment streams. The objectives are to: 1) Investigate housing distribution for the expatriate population based on governmental regulations for the blue-collar, and housing preferences for the white-collar workers and 2) Develop a recommendation for expatriates' housing distribution in Doha. The research tools are: 1) Content analysis of recent census data, 2) Questionnaire survey for white-collar workers in different sectors, and 3) Interview with real estate experts to present insights about the expatriates housing distribution in Doha. The paper concludes that housing streams in Doha are dynamic, whereas employment streams are static. The governmental approach shows that a qualitative change in the demographic composition for Doha's population will take place; namely, white-collar workers would gradually replace blue-collar workers in future.
LanguageEnglish
Pages34-52
Number of pages19
JournalUrban, Planning and Transport Research
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2019

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Expatriates
White-collar workers
Economics
Employment dynamics
Real estate
Dynamism
Factors
Questionnaire survey
Content analysis
Qatar
Theoretical framework
Migrants
Census data
Demographics
Blue-collar workers

Keywords

  • population growth
  • blue-collar and white-collar workers
  • housing streams
  • employment streams
  • housing distribution

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Ibrahim, Hatem Galal ; Salama, Ashraf M. ; Wiedmann, Florian ; Awwaad, Reem ; Aboukalloub, Basma. / Investigating housing distribution for the expatriate population in Doha. 2019 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 34-52.
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Investigating housing distribution for the expatriate population in Doha. / Ibrahim, Hatem Galal; Salama, Ashraf M.; Wiedmann, Florian; Awwaad, Reem; Aboukalloub, Basma.

Vol. 7, No. 1, 28.06.2019, p. 34-52.

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