Report summary: Jordan’s Labor Law provides for maternity leave and some related benefits, but the country scored poorly for Sub-Index A due to the absence of provisions for paternity leave, dependent care leave and flexible work arrangements. Jordan’s domestic workers are covered under the country’s labor laws, but there are gaps in legal protections for migrant workers, particularly surrounding their hiring and employment, which meant a reduction in Jordan’s score for Sub-Index B. Jordan is rated as “Emerging,” with a total score of 4.62.
|GDP (USD, billion)||43.7|
|Human Development Index||0.729|
|Women’s Labor Force Participation Rate||15%|
|Percentage of the Informal Economy||NA|
|Old-age Dependency Ratio||6%|
|Access to Basic Drinking Water*||99%|
|Access to Electricity*||100%|
|Access to Sanitation Services*||97%|
|Access to Essential Health Services*†||75.7%|
Source: World Bank Open Data, Human Development Index, International Labour Organization 2019, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
* Household access
†The WHO defines essential health services as “the average [household] coverage of essential services based on tracer interventions that include reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; infectious diseases; noncommunicable diseases; and service capacity and access; among the general and the most disadvantaged population”
Data correct as of 2020.