The Composition of Labor Supply and its Evolution from 2010 to 2016 in Jordan - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

The Composition of Labor Supply and its Evolution from 2010 to 2016 in Jordan

Ragui Assaad, Caroline Krafft and Caitlyn Keo


Date:
April, 2018

NO.
1183

Length:
35 pages

Topic:
J6. Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers
J2. Demand and Supply of Labor
J1. Demographic Economics
J. Labor and Demographic Economics

This paper investigates the changing character of labor supply in Jordan in light of recent demographic developments as well as the rapid increases in educational attainment among Jordanians. A particular focus of the paper is on the demographic changes generated by the recent refugee influx. Labor force participation, as well as its components of unemployment and employment, are examined. We examine differential patterns of participation by age, gender, education, and place of residence. Data from the Jordan Labor Market Panel Surveys of 2010 and 2016 are supplemented with annual data from the Jordanian Employment and Unemployment Survey (EUS) for the intervening years.

ملخص

تبحث هذه الورقة في الطابع المتغير لإمدادات العمل في الأردن في ضوء التطورات الديموجرافية الأخيرة وكذلك الزيادة السريعة في التحصيل العلمي بين الأردنيين. ينصب تركيز الورقة بشكل خاص على التغيرات الديموجرافية الناتجة عن تدفق اللاجئين مؤخراً. ويتم فحص مشاركة القوى العاملة، فضلا عن مكونات البطالة والعمالة. وندرس الأنماط التفاضلية للمشاركة حسب السن والنوع الاجتماعي والتعليم ومكان الإقامة. يتم استكمال بيانات مسح سوق العمل الأردني لعامي 2010 و2016 ببيانات سنوية من مسح العمالة والبطالة الأردني للسنوات الواقعة بين العامين المذكورين

Research Fellows

Ragui Assaad

Professor of Planning and Public Affairs, University of Minnesota


Authors

Caroline Krafft

Assistant Professor of economics at St. Catherine University


Authors

Caitlyn Keo

Economics Research Specialist at St. Catherine University


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