Women in Jordan are excluded from labor market opportunities at among the highest rates in the world. Previous efforts to explain this outcome have focused on specific, isolated aspects of the problem and have not exploited available datasets to test across causal explanations. In this podcast, Emma Cameron, student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, interviews Growth Lab Research Fellow Semiray Kasoolu. Semiray discusses Growth Lab’s recent research on women’s economic exclusion in Jordan. The Growth Lab team has developed a comprehensive framework to analyze the causes leading to low female employment rates and participation in the labor market and systematically test their validity, using micro-level data.
Interview recorded on October 18, 2019.
Read the research behind the podcast: Female Labor in Jordan: A Systematic Approach to the Exclusion Puzzle