Jordan Labor Market Panel Survey: Marriage, Fertility and Women’s Status

Jordan Labor Market Panel Survey: Marriage, Fertility and Women’s Status uses multiple self-reported items from the 2016 Jordan Labor Market Survey, which is a nationally representative, multi-dimensional survey conducted across Jordan. This measure captures marriage practices and expectations, as well as women’s mobility and economic inclusion. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.


ITEMS:

1. At the start of your first marriage, what was the ownership status of your dwelling?

Response Options:
Owner
Renter
Free residence in government owned dwelling
Free residence in employer owned/rented dwelling
In kind/gift
Other (specify)
Don't know

2. When you and your husband/wife started living together, did you live with your family, your spouse's family, with someone else?

Response Options:
Respondent's family
Spouse's family
Someone else
Ourselves only

3. Were your cooking facilities and food shared with family or owned?

Response Options:
Shared
Owned
Don't know

4. What is the value of dowry or bride price (mahr) given?

5. What is the value of jewelry purchased, in dinar?

Response Options:
Value (in dinar): |___|___|___|___|

6. How many rooms of furniture for the newly wed's home were purchased?

Response Options:
Number of rooms: __

7. What is the total value of contents of the home: appliances, furniture, bedroom, clothes, kitchenware, china, cutlery,; pillows, mattresses, blankets, linens, and other covers; carpets, rugs, mats, other floor cover; food supplies etc.?

Response Options:
Value (in dinar): |___|___|___|___|

8. What is the percentage of bride/groom/bride's family/groom's family contribution to the total value of housing and contents of the house for marriage?

  • groom only
  • groom's family
  • bride only
  • bride's family

Response Options:
|___|___|

9. What is the total cost paid for marriage celebrations including the engagement stage; signing of the marriage contract and the consummation of marriage?

Response Options:
Value (in dinar): |___|___|___|___|

10. Who in your family usually has the final say on the following decisions?

  • Purchasing major household item (refrigerator, stove, furniture)
  • Making household purchases for daily needs
  • Visits to family, friends or relatives
  • Types of daily food (cooking for the day)
  • Going to the doctor for treatment
  • Buying personal clothes
  • Taking one of the children to the doctor
  • Sending children to school on daily basis
  • Buying clothes for children

Response Options:
You alone
Husband
You and your husband jointly
In-laws
You, your husband and in-laws jointly
Others
Don't know
Not applicable

11. Do you have direct access to household money in your hand to use?

12. Do you have savings or personal property (land house, apartment, gold, jewelry, or car)?

Response Options:
Yes
No

13. If you need to go to any of the following places, can you go on your own without permission or you need to inform someone or get permission or you just can't go?

  • Local market
  • Going to the doctor for treatment
  • Bringing children to the doctor
  • Visiting home of relatives, friends, or neighbors

Response Options:
Go alone without permission
Go alone, but must be granted permission first
Go alone after informing them
Cannot go alone
Don't know
Not applicable

14. Is there anyone from your family living close enough so that you can go visit and come back home on the same day?

Response Options:
Yes
No

15. If you had any problem and needed help, is there anyone in your family you can depend on to:

  • Provide you with a place to stay for the night if you needed it
  • Help you out financially if you needed it

16. Sometimes, disagreements arise between a husband and his wife pertaining to things the wife does. In your opinion, does the husband have the right to hit his wife, or punish her, in any of the following situations?

  • If she burns the food?
  • If she neglects her children?
  • If she argues with him?
  • If she talks to other men?
  • If she wastes his money?
  • If she refuses to have sex with him?

17. Are you afraid of disagreeing with your husband/father/brother or any other man in your family?

Response Options:
Yes
No
Don't know

18. What is/was the primary use of your labor income?

Response Options:
To help my family financially
To meet my personal needs
To save for marriage
Other (Specify)
Don't know

19. What proportion of your income do/did you keep for yourself?

20. What proportion of your income do/did you save?

Response Options:
None
Less than a 1/4
1/4 to less than 1/2
1/2 to less than 3/4
3/4 to less than all
All
Don't know

21. What is the primary way in which you save?

Response Options:
Bank/financial institution
Participation in individual association
Bought gold/ jewelry
Saving money at home
Other (Specify)
Don't know

22. Do/did you receive your wages from work directly yourself?

23. Were you working for wages at the time you got married?

Response Options:
Yes
No
Don't know

24. What is your husband's opinion of your work?

Response Options:
Strongly supportive
Supportive
No opinion
Not supportive
Don't know
Not applicable (no husband)

25. Were you working for wage during your first pregnancy?

Response Options:
Yes
No
Don't know

26. How many weeks of paid maternity leave did you get (in your first pregnancy)?

Response Options:
Did not get maternity leave
From 2 – 6 weeks
From 7 – 13 weeks
From 14-17 weeks
More than 18 weeks
Don't know

27. How many months of unpaid nursing leave did you get (in your first pregnancy)?

Response Options:
Did not get nursing leave
Less than 3 months
3 months
From 4 -6 months
From 7 months to one year
From 1 – 2 years
More than 2 years
Don't know

28. Do you have children who are less than 12 years old?

Response Options:
Yes
No

29. Who looks after your young children while you are at work? List both primary caregiver and secondary caregiver:

Response Options:
Mother
Mother in law
Daughter
Sister
Grandmother
Nanny
Nursery
Neighbors
Other relatives
Nursery school
Husband
In school
Other (Specify)
Don't know
N/A (secondary caregiver only)

30. Do you pay those who look after your children while you are at work?

Response Options:
Yes
No
Don't know

31. How much did you pay for child care last month?

Response Options:
Value (in dinar): |___|___|___|___|

32. Will you continue to work after getting married?

Response Options:
Yes
No
It depends on husband's approval
It depends on circumstances
Don't want to get married
Don't know

33. Do you think you will be able to work after you get married?

Response Options:
Yes
No
It depends on circumstances
Don't know

34. In your opinion, how does your work influence your marriageability?

Response Options:
Strengthens marriageability
Prevents marriage
Has no influence
Do not know

35. What were the reasons for deciding to stop working for wage? List both primary and secondary reason.

Response Options:
Husband/fiance refused
Father refused
Another family member refused
No suitable jobs
No suitable wage
No jobs available at all
To take care of children
To take care of the children of other family members
Don't want to work
Other (Specify)
N/A (secondary reason only)

36. Do you want to go back to work one day?

Response Options:
Definitely
If there is a financial need
It depends on circumstances
It depends on available jobs
No
Other (Specify)
Don't know

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Jordan

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults
Children

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

Jordan Labor Market Survey. (2016). Individual Questionnaire. http://www.erfdataportal.com/index.php/catalog/139

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

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 Field Expert Input

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RELIABILITY

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 Interrater

VALIDITY

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 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

NO
Total Score: 0.00/10 Points (NO DATA) 

Citation Frequency

NO

KEY

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