Miscellaneous - Jordan

Socio-economic inequality in Jordan

23.01.2018 / Created by (EMWF)

In 2014 , UNDP Jordan in collaboration with UNICEF and with support from Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation  has developed the socio – economic inequality report which revealed that  Jordan displays inequality measures rather low in comparison to that of other countries with similar per capita GDP. 

The report also shows how traditional gender norms limit women’s agency. ‘’Perceptions of women’s roles in the home, education, employment, and politics are distinctly more traditional than the global average. The nature of gender norms, the legal framework, and the structure of Jordan’s economy powerfully influence the incentives, preferences, opportunities, and ability of women to participate in work, including but not restricted to the guardianship laws restrict women’s mobility and occupational choices. Jordan has piloted a few programs to increase women’s agency, but it is a far cry from covering all the topics that need to be addressed’’.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : UNDP, UNICEF and the Jordanian Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation
  • Publishing house : UNDP
  • Publication date : 2015
  • Number of pages : 64
  • Language : English and Arabic


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