Equal Sharing of Domestic Responsibilities as A Mean of Enhancing Woman’s Economic Participation in Jordan

Ayman Halaseh, Hamdi Alqubelat


This paper explores how equal sharing of domestic and family responsibilities can have positive impact of women’s economic participation in Jordan. Jordanian women’s capabilities and potential were manifested during the past three decades in the areas of education and health where women achieved advanced positions and often surpassed men. Nevertheless, this excellence did not reflect on women’s engagement in the labour market. Recent statistics indicate that the economic participation of Jordanian women in the labour market lies in its lowest level and this is why national polices and legislation need to be revisited to make the concept of sharing of family and domestic responsibilities between spouses a realistic and viable matter

Keywords: Jordan, Women Economic Participation, equal sharing of domestic responsibilities, CEDAW.

DOI: 10.7176/JLPG/86-16

Publication date:June 30th 2019

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ISSN (Paper)2224-3240 ISSN (Online)2224-3259

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