Study for expansion of female employment in Jordan

by M. I. T. Ali

Publisher: Royal Scientific Society, Economic Research Centre in Amman, Jordan

Written in English
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Statementproject director, Ahmad Qassem el-Ahmad ; writing committee, M.I.T. Ali, Suha Mustafa, Lama Khouri.
ContributionsMustafa, Suha., Khouri, Lama., Markaz al-Buḥūth al-Iqtiṣādīyah (Jordan)
LC ClassificationsHD6182.25 .A75 1990
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Pagination141 leaves :
Number of Pages141
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Open LibraryOL1389526M
LC Control Number92963815

  Women's rights activists protest in front of Parliament in Amman, Jordan on the 1st of December calling for an end to violence against women. Picture from the Jordanian Women . Covid and Women's Economic Empowerment: Policy Recommendations for Strengthening Jordan's Recovery. Date: Tuesday, Developed by UN Women, this report explores the impact of the Covid pandemic in terms of women’s economic empowerment in the Jordanian context and identifies the relevant policy implications. When women work, quite simply, economies grow. In fact, economists estimate that if we close the narrow gap between male and female employment in the U.S., our GDP would grow a further 9 percent. Here in Jordan, where just 16 percent of women work, the potential impact of bringing more women into the labor force is staggering. V.   Jordan is now one of eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa where more women than men go to university. Yet, when they graduate, their education is not yielding jobs.

  In a study conducted by Observer Research Foundation and World Economic Forum, 35 percent of the women surveyed were disinterested in joining the gig economy due to the lack of job security and uncertain employment status. [18] According to a study by Hunt and Machingura (), the rise of on-demand domestic work in India highlights. Ratio of female to male labor force participation rate (%) (national estimate) Labor force participation rate, male (% of male population ages 15+) (modeled ILO estimate) Average working hours of children, study and work, ages (hours per week). Instead, men and women's brains are an unpredictable mishmash of malelike and femalelike features, the study concludes. Even in brain regions previously thought to show differences based on sex. 4. Factors Influencing Female Labor Force Participation in South Africa in Yakubu A. Yakubu1 Abstract Female labor force participation (FLFP) is the prime indication of the extent to which females participate in the economic activities of society. There has been an upsurge of interest among researchers and development specialists alike in.

Jordanian And Syrian Refugee Women's Labour Force Participation and Attitudes Towards Employment (Report) Authors/editor(s): UN Women and REACH The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan hosts m Syrians, of which , are registered with UNHCR as refugees as of August , the majority of whom have found refuge in host communities across Jordan. Meanwhile, in Algeria, 41 percent of college graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math—or STEM, as it’s known—are female. There, employment discrimination against.   Almost a third of Syrian refugees live in Female Headed Households and Syrian women are now more likely to be in paid employment (30 percent) compared to .

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This paper: To propose a comprehensive framework to rethink the issue of low female employment, and to systematically test alternative drivers – and their corresponding interactions – to inform the design of public policy aimed at increasing employment opportunities and labor market inclusion of women in Jordan.

We develop a comprehensive framework to analyze the drivers of low female employment rates in Jordan and systematically test their validity, using micro-level data from Employment and Unemployment Surveys () and the Jordanian Labor Market Panel Survey ().

Phenix Center for Economics and Informatics Studies and associates in this study are not responsible for the statements of workers and their leaderships.

Impact of the revision of Jordanian labor laws on female employment in the private sector, according to employers Conclusion the economic participation of women, Jordan ranked.

Considering that education increases the activity rates of both Study for expansion of female employment in Jordan book and women in Jordan, but in particular that of women, and that female employment rates increase considerably with education beyond lower secondary school, investing in women’s education and training certainly contributes positively to women’s employment in the private sector.

Using data from focus group interviews, this study investigates how the gender system influences employment and unemployment patterns in Jordan. Cultural and family-level factors affect not only Author: Rebecca Miles.

Associate Prof. Marketing Department, Zarqa University, Zarqa – Jordan ABSTRACT: The aim of this study is to address gender barriers in the business environment in Jordan. Two variables that may influence economic success of businesses owned by women entrepreneurs in Jordan were selected for this purpose.

These variables are. Syrian Refugees taking some jobs. Like many women in Jordan, Fida al-Diq married just out of high school and soon had four children.

Her husband is a Jordanian police officer. Now in her 40’s, and with grown children, al-Diq would like to find a job but isn’t quite sure how to do so. Lower levels of education hinder female employment more than male employment Only 15% of females (15 and older) are economically active vs.

65% of males. The majority of women who work do so in education, health, or public administration sectors, therefore a downsize in the public sector will have greater effect on women. Jordan to reduce poverty through economic growth, targeting the water sector.

The Millennium Challenge Account – Jordan (MCA-Jordan) was established in June as a Limited Liability Company responsible for the implementation of the Compact.

The MCA-Jordan Compact was developed using a consultative process in all twelve. The most recent study, published in Science (by researchers at Berkeley, hardly a hotbed of conservatism and patriarchy) showed a relationship between a wealth/egalitarian composite measure and sex differences that was larger than that reported in 99% of published social science studies.

– The purpose of this paper is to clarify and re‐position the debate on the role of women in employment in the Arab Middle East by drawing on the findings of empirical research to critique the paradigm of “neo‐patriarchy” defined by Sharabi and used uncritically by others., – A review of the literature on neo‐patriarchy is followed by some findings from an empirical study of An estimated 22 percent of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon have impairments.

Older persons constitute five percent of the Syrian community in host countries. In MayUNHCR, Handicap International, HelpAge International and the Women’s Refugee Commission convened and facilitated a one-day meeting in Amman, Jordan to.

economic development and prosperity of Jordan. This study. Arab Women, Arab Future Book Series, vol. 15, women’s employment is driven by a range of multifaceted factors, including.

Using data from focus group interviews, this study investigates how the gender system influences employment and unemployment patterns in Jordan.

Cultural and family-level factors affect not only whether women are in the labor market but also their success in finding a job. Ellen Jordan's treatment of the expansion of middle-class women's work is perhaps the most comprehensive available and is a valuable complement to existing works on the social and economic history of women.

Initiative 1: The national employment strategy 49 Initiative 2: Jordan’s Innovations in Shared Social Security 49 Initiative 3: New work Opportunities for Women (NOW) 51 Initiative 4: The family book – A record of guardianship 8 Executive Summary Over the past ten years, Jordan has had success pursuing structural reforms in.

Jordan is a particularly intriguing case because it has had persistently low rates of female labor force participation by international standards and significant differences between women's and men's unemployment rates, but experienced a rapid increase in women's participation rates in thes and early s, apparently in response to demand.

Women have entered the workforce en masse, and are participating at levels approaching or exceeding equality in many of the domains that were male majority prior to.

“Vulnerability to unemployment in Jordan rises with the level of education for women, while men with higher education are less likely to be unemployed,” said Daniela Marotta, a senior economist at the World Bank and a member of the study team. Indeed, while % of Jordan’s population aged over 25 years has tertiary education, the.

Ellen Jordans treatment of the expansion of middle class womens work is perhaps the most comprehensive available and is a valuable complement to existing works on the social and economic history of women. She also offers new perspectives on the Womens Movement, womens education, labour history and the history of : Ellen Jordan.

The Jordan NOW pilot seeks to fill these gaps through a rigorous evaluation of a wage subsidy and soft skills training program targeted at female community college graduates. In Julywomen from eight public community colleges throughout Jordan took part in a lottery which awarded wage subsidy vouchers and opportunities to attend.

Time to stop ignoring cultural barriers to female employment in the MENA region Al Sarhan in the north of Jordan close to the Syrian border. and UN Women study. Women in the Jordanian labour market face a number of obstacles that do not encourage Jordanian women to join the formal workforce due to a number of weaknesses, which results in a higher presence of women in the informal sector.

Jordan’s National Employment strategy for mentions gender wage gap as a central issue of national concern. These different choices men and women make are at the heart of the debate over the gender pay gap.

That's the message Jordan Peterson tried to. This study, which comprised individual interviews and focus groups with Jordanian women and men, employers and opinion leaders, was designed to elicit an understanding of their awareness and knowledge of the new law, designed to increase women s employment - primarily the maternity insurance provision.

% is the increase of the Consumer Price Index for the first ten months of The monthly report issued by the Department of Statistics indicates an increase in the Consumer Price Index for October. Highlights. Working Paper.

Gender dimensions of national employment policies: A 24 country study. 18 November The Working Paper is a joint undertaking of the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch (GED) of the Working Conditions and Equality Department, and the Employment and Labour Markets Branch (EMPLAB) of the Employment Policy Department (EMPLOYMENT).

In the ETF conducted a study on gender mainstreaming policies in education, training and employment in Morocco, Jordan and Turkey.

One of the key conclusions was that while participation rates in education for men and women are fairly similar, there seems to be great inequality regarding educational access, content, environment and curricula.

When Dina Saad attended a job fair in Jordan's busy capital of Amman, she was surprised to find that the vast majority of job seekers were young women like herself. Saad, who finished her master's degree in international relations with honours a year ago, did not expect the fair to be attended by around 80 per cent women.

In Jordan, women outnumber and outperform men in universities. But. "Women's share of employment in occupations typified by high earnings has grown. Inpercent of full-time wage and salary workers in executive, administrative, and managerial occupations were women, up from percent inthe.

Country gender assessment: economic participation, agency and access to justice in Jordan (English) Abstract. Over the last three decades Jordan has made substantial investments in its human resources, spending more than 10 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on health and education.

'Ellen Jordan's discussion of women's employment and the 'Women's Movement' meets its aim of deepening understanding of the social and economic factors influencing the expansion of women's work in nineteenth-century Britain.' - Megan Smitley, Business History Vol, No.

Reviews: 1.In the chart we show that female employment, measured as the employment-to-population ratios for women 15+, tends to be higher in countries with higher levels of public spending on family benefits (i.e. child-related cash transfers to families with children, public spending on services for families with children, and financial support for.