The Jordanian Labour Market in the New Millennium by Ragui Assaad

The Jordanian Labour Market in the New Millennium

EditorRagui Assaad

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This collection is the first to analyse the results of the Jordan Labour Market Panel Survey of 2010 (JLMPS 2010), a major household survey of labour market conditions carried out in Jordan by the Economic Research Forum. The chapters cover topics that are essential to understanding theconditions leading to the Arab Spring, including the persistence of high youth unemployment despite fairly healthy economic growth, the co-existence of in-migration, high unemployment, and out-migration, the very low and stagnant female participation rates despite rapid increases in educationalattainment and delayed marriage among Jordanian women, and the unusually early retirement among prime-age male workers. The chapters make use of this unique data set to provide a fresh analysis of the Jordanian labour market that was simply not feasible with previously existing data.The book will prove to be essential reading for anyone interested in the Economics of the Middle East and the political economy of the Arab Spring.

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Ragui Assaad is Professor of Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He has been a Research Fellow of the Economic Research Forum since 1994 and thematic leader of its Labour and Human Resource Development thematic area since 2011. He holds a PhD in City and Regional Planning from...
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Title:The Jordanian Labour Market in the New MillenniumFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pagesPublished:May 17, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198702051

ISBN - 13:9780198702054

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Table of Contents

Ahmed Galal: ForewordPreface1. Ragui Assaad: The Structure and Evolution of Employment in Jordan2. Nader Mryyan: Demographics, Labor Force Participation, and Unemployment in Jordan3. Mona Amer: The School-To-Work Transition of Jordanian Youth4. Ragui Assaad, Rana Hendy, and Chaimaa Yassine: Gender and the Jordanian Labor Market5. Mona Said: Wage Formation and Earnings Inequality in the Jordanian Labor Market6. Jackline Wahba: Immigration, Emigration and the Labor Market in Jordan7. Rania Salem: Trends and Differentials in Jordanian Marriage Behavior: Marriage Timing, Spousal Characteristics, Household Structure, and Matrimonial Expenditures8. Ibrahim Al Hawarin: The Patterns of Early Retirement Among Jordanian Men