PIDS: Discussion Paper Series


  • Counting Women’s Work in the Philippines 

    Abrigo, Michael R.M.; Francisco-Abrigo, Kris (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2019-04-15)
    Men and women play important and complementary roles in the economy. However, the activities that they perform are often valued differently, if at all. In this study, we provide new estimates of the value of men and women’s work in the Philippines using ...
  • Gender Equity in Education: Helping the Boys Catch Up 

    Paqueo, Vicente B.; Jr., Aniceto C. Orbeta (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2019-04-15)
    The article argues that in the Philippines there is a need for a more nuanced view of gender equality. Historically, Filipino males were somewhat more educated than females. Now the males are lagging behind the females and the education gender gap is ...
  • Understanding the Educational Mobility of Men and Women and the Schooling Progression of Boys and Girls in the Philippines: A Regional Perspective 

    Dacuycuy, Lawrence B.; Dacuycuy, Connie B. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2019-04-15)
    Current global trends show that boys have consistently underperformed in the academic front, an observation that can be noted in the Philippines as well. At the national level, a clear reversal of the gender schooling gap between men and women is ...
  • Senior High School and the Labor Market 

    Jr., Aniceto C. Orbeta; Lagarto, Marites B.; Ortiz, Ma. Kristina P.; Ortiz, Danica Aisa P.; Potestad, Maropsil V. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2018-12-30)
    The enactment of RA 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 added two years to basic education. One of the rationales offered by proponents of the law is that Senior High School (SHS) graduates can work or engage in entrepreneurial activities ...

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