Understanding and supporting female immigrant labour: Comparing the cases of Jordan and Norway

June 28, 2024
Share on

This report, all told, scrutinises the policies and programmes that immigrant women must navigate in Norway and Jordan as they seek to participate in the workforce. Through the two case studies, it explores the varied experiences of Syrian refugee women and analyses the gender and labour norms underpinning government and employer policies. The report also considers the situations of other vulnerable immigrants, especially persons with disabilities, the elderly, and Ukrainians. It concludes with a discussion of the policy implications for all immigrant women, focusing on the expansion of entrepreneurship and self-employment as solutions to labour market integration challenges.