The Jordanian Labour Market: Multiple segmentations of labour by nationality, gender, education and occupational classes

This discussion paper analyses available labour market evidence to identify key segments of workers - nationals, migrants (or migrants in strict sense) and refugees (or forced migrants) in the Jordanian labour market, and their interactions.

The paper is structured into three chapters. The first one examines demography, education and the training system, to quantify the stocks and flows of workers that characterize the Jordanian labour market. The second chapter describes the different segments of the labour market and the interactions between key segments of workers, also discussing data and information gaps within existing data sources. The final chapter provides a number of policy recommendations and identifies potential research that may be established to provide a comprehensive account of the labour market of Jordan and the challenges it will face in the future.