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Workers’ Earnings in the Philippines: Comparing Self-Employment with Wage Employment. Asian Development Review, Vol. 27(1), pp. 43-79

dc.contributor.authorRana Hasan
dc.contributor.authorKarl Robert L. Jandoc
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-24T13:10:28Z
dc.date.available2015-01-24T13:10:28Z
dc.date.issued2010-03-29T13:10:28Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/1672
dc.description.abstractAnalysis of labor force survey (LFS) data since the early 1990s reveals several important changes in the structure of the Philippine labor force. One is the movement from self-employment to wage employment across a wide range of production sectors. To evaluate this change in terms of workers’ earnings, we combine information on household incomes from the Family Income and Expenditure Survey with information on household members’ employment-related activities from the LFS. We also examine broad structural trends for employment, wages, and earnings. The findings indicate high variance in the earnings of the self-employed and their earnings and educational profiles resemble those of casual wage employees. Both are surpassed by those of permanent wage employees even when observable worker characteristics are controlled for. As self-employment gives way to wage employment, especially casual wage employment in the services sector, the key policy challenge is tackling the slow growth of wages and earnings.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.titleWorkers’ Earnings in the Philippines: Comparing Self-Employment with Wage Employment. Asian Development Review, Vol. 27(1), pp. 43-79
dc.typeJournals
dc.subject.adbEmployment
dc.subject.adbWage
dc.title.seriesAsian Development Review
dc.title.volumeVolume 27, Number 1, pp. 43-79
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeDevelopment
oar.themeGender
oar.identifierOAR-002508
oar.authorJandoc, Karl Robert L.
oar.authorHasan, Rana
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    The Asian Development Review (ADR) is a professional journal for disseminating the results of economic and development research relevant to Asia and the Pacific. Since 1983, the ADR has been an important part of the history of the Asian Development Bank and its mission to reduce poverty across Asia and the Pacific.

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