PIDS: Economic Issue of the Day


  • Demographic dividend 

    Abrigo, Michael R.M.; Diego, Carla P. San (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2017-12-30)
    In the early 1950s, the Philippines was just recovering from the rubbles of the second world war. Fertility was high, averaging about seven to eight births per woman (UN 2017). Living conditions, however, were poor. An infant born around that time was ...
  • Social protection in the Philippines 

    Rejinel G. Valencia (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2017-12-30)
    Despite the efforts of the government to save Filipinos from the claws of poverty, many poor and even non poor households remain vulnerable (Mina and Imai 2016). To support these households, the Philippine government implements a number of social ...
  • The triple burden of disease 

    Ortiz, Danica Aisa P.; Abrigo, Michael R.M. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2017-07-30)
    Global trends on the nature and causes of different health risks have shifted over the last century. Countries all over the world, including developing ones like the Philippines, are thus challenged to come up with health systems that can address these ...
  • Diving into the blue economy 

    Manuel, Gizelle G. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2016-12-30)
    We live on a blue planet, where 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. Our oceans and seas provide us with our basic needs—food, oxygen, and livelihoods—and serve as habitats for billions of plants and animals. They also absorb carbon ...

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