Jordanian And Syrian Refugee Women's Labour Force Participation and Attitudes Towards Employment (Report)

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JORDANIAN AND SYRIAN REFUGEE WOMEN’S LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS EMPLOYMENT
Author(s)/editor(s)
UN Women and REACH

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan hosts 1.4m Syrians, of which 656,198 are registered with UNHCR as refugees as of August 2016, the majority of whom have found refuge in host communities across Jordan, rather than official refugee camps. In host communities, the consequences of such a protracted displacement situation are considerable and have posed challenges for both Syrian refugees and Jordanian hosts. Coping with fluctuating levels of humanitarian assistance, exhausted savings and limited access to legal livelihood opportunities Syrian refugees have been struggling to provide for themselves and their families. Meanwhile, Jordanian host communities have been coping with the consequences of a population increase and resulting intensification of competition over scarce resources and livelihoods opportunities, which have made it increasingly difficult for vulnerable Jordanians to make ends meet.

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English

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Subject areas: Economic empowerment
Publication year
2022
Number of pages
52