Perceptions of Jordanians on social and economic equality: hope for the present - ESCWA

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Perceptions of Jordanians on social and economic equality: hope for the present

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2022/Policy Brief.7


Country: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Publication Type: Policy briefs

Cluster: Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development

Focus Area: Inclusive development

Initiatives: Promoting social justice, Young people, Job creation

SDGs: Agenda 2030

Keywords: Surveys, Equality, Iraq, Employment creation, Young workers, Corruption, Wage policy, Financial assistance, Small enterprises, Private sector, Public sector

Perceptions of Jordanians on social and economic equality: hope for the present

November 2022

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) conducted a survey in 2022 of 10,000 respondents in 10 Arab countries on social and economic equality. Across the region, half of those polled felt that they experienced social and economic equality. Similarly, half of respondents believed that social and economic equality would increase in the next five years.

In Jordan, three out of five respondents believe that they currently experience positive social and economic equality. Looking forward, only one third of respondents believe that social and economic equality will increase in the next five years. On the contrary, two out of five respondents believe that equality will deteriorate. Jordanians are more pessimistic of their future than the average Arab citizen.

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