The JLMPS 2010 offers significant advantages over the regular Employment and Unemployment (EUS) survey conducted quarterly by the Department of Statistics (DOS). Although it is only the first wave of what is to be a longitudinal survey, it contains a number of retrospective questions that allow us to reconstruct entire employment trajectories rather than simply get a snapshot of a single point in time. The main advantage of this approach is that it allows for the examination of flows into various segments of the labor market and not simply stocks over time.
The JLMPS 2010 data also offers significant advantages over the EUS in its ability to identify informal employment in its various guises, including wage and salary employment without contracts or social insurance and self-employment and unpaid family employment. It also offers a more detailed view of employment conditions including paid and unpaid leaves, the presence of health insurance, hours of work, and the type and size of economic unit in which the worker is employed.
Since JLMPS 2010 has the same sampling strategy as the EUS it focuses exclusively on the population residing in regular households rather than in collective residential units. This makes it equally likely as the EUS to under-sample the foreign worker population in Jordan.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
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For more information on the changes that were implemented in the JLMPS version to create JLMPS V3.4, see the "Read Me JLMPS 2010 v3.4.pdf" file available among the external resources.
The topics covered by the survey included:
(i) basic demographic and work characteristics,
(ii) the characteristics of employment, unemployment, and underemployment,
(iii) labor mobility,
(iv) the family enterprise (to study the characteristics of informal sector employment),
(v) women's work, and (vi) earnings.
An additional module investigating the socio-economic status of the household. Moreover, the modules on the economic unit and earnings were significantly expanded to obtain more information on employment conditions and earnings of self-employed and other non-wage work in enterprises operated by the household.
The sample was designed to provide estimates of the indicators at the national level, for urban and rural areas, and for all regions.
The survey covered a national sample of households and all individuals permanently residing in surveyed households.
Producers and sponsors
Economic Research Forum
Department of Statistics
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
In the 2010 wave our strata were the 12 governorates and five different location classifications: (1) basic urban (2) rural (3) large central city urban, including Amman, Zarqa, and Irbid, (4) suburban Amman and Zarqa and (5) exurban Zarqa. The 2010 wave captured 5,102 households and 25,953 individuals.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
The JLMPS 2010 data was collected through the following three questionnaire forms:
(1) Household questionnaire, which includes:
· Household identifying information
· Household roster
· Housing and assets
(2) Individual questionnaire, which includes:
· Father's characteristics
· Mother's characteristics
· Siblings characteristics
· Subsistence and domestic work
· Job characteristics
· Secondary job
· Women's employment
· Women's status
· Cost and characteristics of marriage
· Labor market history
· Return migration
· Wage earnings
(3) Enterprise questionnaire, which includes:
· Other income sources
· Household non-farm enterprises
· Household non-farm enterprise employment
· Agricultural assets
· Access to credit
Economic Research Forum
Economic Research Forum (ERF)
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Licensed datasets, accessible under conditions.
The users should cite the Economic Research Forum as follows:
OAMDI, 2018. Labor Market Panel Surveys (LMPS), http://erf.org.eg/data-portal/. Version 3.4 of Licensed Data Files; JLMPS 2010. Egypt: Economic Research Forum (ERF).
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