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Caroline Krafft


Assistant Professor of economics at St. Catherine University

Dr. Caroline Krafft is an assistant professor of economics at St. Catherine University. She received her PhD from the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. Her research examines issues in development economics, primarily labor, education, health, and inequality in the Middle East and North Africa. Current projects include work on refugees, labor market dynamics, life course transitions, human capital accumulation, and fertility.

Policy Briefs

The Wellbeing of Syrian Refugees: Shifting from Humanitarian to Developmental Response in Jordan

In a nutshell Syrian refugees in Jordan are a very young population, disproportionately in female-headed households ... read more

Working Papers

Jordan’s fertility stall and resumed decline: an investigation of demographic factors

From the late 1990s until 2010, the fertility transition in Jordan was stalled, with the ... read more

Working Papers

The Dynamics of Family Formation and Women’s Work: What Facilitates and Hinders Female Employment in the Middle East and North Africa?

This paper investigates the dynamic relationship between family formation and women’s employment, a previously unexplored ... read more

Working Papers

The Impact of Refugees on Employment and Wages in Jordan

Starting in 2011, the Syrian conflict caused a large influx of refugees into Jordan. As ... read more


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