Integrating Gender into Fiscal Incidence Analysis in Jordan
This summer I worked with the World Bank Global Equity and Poverty Global Practice to support a Jordan pilot within their work to mainstream gender in the Commitment to Equity framework, which assesses the impact of fiscal systems on different households and their aggregate impact on poverty and inequality. Using nationally representative household survey data, I developed two locally relevant household classifications to measure the implicit and explicit gender biases in the fiscal system and understand how the pattern of taxes, public services, and social benefits affect male and female workers and households with different demographic compositions. I also conducted a regression analysis to measure the effect of different household compositions on the amount of time women spend on domestic work in order to better understand the barriers to women’s labor force participation in Jordan. This experience enabled me to apply and deepen the quantitative data analysis skills I gained during my first year at GHD and contribute to ongoing fiscal incidence research.