Amman Residents

Amman is very diverse as it is home to many Palestinian, Iraqi, Circassian, Armenian and many other ethnic groups. In less than a century, the population increased from 20,000 to more than 2 million people. Part of this increase is due to the massive amount of Palestinian and Iraqi refugees.

Having a strong family network is important in Jordan. Very few people live alone as people tend to live in neighborhoods with close relatives.

Infrastructure and housing are generally considered satisfactory, as the majority live in homes hat they own but crowding is an issue.

Women mainly work in education and health sectors. Men are engaged in trade and private services as well as public services.

The living conditions in Jordan could be placed into four categories:

* Well-offs: High cost possessions, high income, high education, and land ownership.

* Poor: Live in refugee camps or agricultural areas, low income, unemployed, and unable to raise JD 100.

* Dependants: Little education, and not members of the labor force.

* Independent workers: Employed, some education, and secure their living but not at a high level.