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Young, Single and Employed: Jordanian Women’s Voices on Impact of Work

Mary Kawar

Abstract


There is an increasing visibility of young urban working women in Amman, Jordan. As compared to previous generations, this group is experiencing a new life cycle trajectory of single employed adulthood. Based on qualitative interviews with young women, this paper will reflect on their experiences and perceptions regarding work, social status and marriage.


Keywords


Independent women; Jordan

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DOI: 10.32380/alrj.v0i0.350

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