Date : 10-05-2010

Question :

Only (15%) of Jordanian women have jobs, what is the reason?

The Answer :

All perfect praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds. May His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.

You (Asker) should ask the Ministry of Labor about this. However, this low percentage is a phenomenon amongst men and women. Lots of foreign maids work in Jordanian houses. This is in addition to the fact that the Jordanian women still believe that raising their children properly is the true wealth. Thus, they are so keen on achieving this goal that they have no time to earn money. Moreover, they wouldn`t allow maids to raise their children although some of them bring maids to help with the cleaning and cooking. And Allah the Almighty knows best.