Project :
Social Insurance Reform in Jordan: Awareness and Perceptions of Employment Opportunities for Women
Year
2012
Partner(s) :
World Bank (WB)
Program(s) :
Research
Pillar(s) :
Equality and Justice

Social Insurance Reform in Jordan: Awareness and Perceptions of Employment Opportunities for Women

2012

The new social insurance law introduced by the Jordanian government in 2010 was created in part to improve the likelihood of women’s employment through non- and gender specific changes. 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. Those affected by the law remained largely uninformed. Many employers communicated that they did not perceive it as cost neutral for their firms. Participants who were aware of the law, viewed the changes positively and believed with the right circumstances, the law could increase female employment.

Project Outputs

Homebound Girls in Jordan
The Case of Women’s Rights in Jordan – A Struggle from...
Coping Mechanisms of Single Parents in Jordan
MUSAWA: Strengthening Self Advocacy Capacities for Rig...
To Be a Girl in Jordan: A Legal and Cultural Bias
Reversing the Gender Bias against Jordanian Women Marr...
Mathlouma: Removing Honor from Crimes of Honor (2009-2...
Family, Local Child Rearing Practices, and Existing Pr...
Female Killings in Jordan
National Study on Child Labor in Jordan