DLSU-AKI Policy Brief, Volume XIII, No. 7.
Towards a flexible learning ecosystem in Philippine tertiary education.
PJD 2017 Vol. 44 No. 2x
Philippine Journal of Development 2017, No. 2
PIDS Book 2020-01
Navigating the New Globalization: Local Actions for Global Challenges (Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Public Policy Conference 2019)
SU CM JA 2009-0892
Back to Basics: An Emperical Study Demonstrating the Importance of Local-Level Dynamics for the Success of Tropical Marine Ecosystem-Based Management
Publication Detail
PN 2003-02: Population: Does It Matter? Revisiting an Old Issue

For many years, the Philippines has neglected the issue of population growth, consequently finding itself now virtually alone among middle-income developing countries as not having made any significant demographic transition. Because of this, the Policy Notes implies that the country has remained in a low-level equilibrium trap which involves a chain of low economic growth, high unemployment, low productivity, persistent poverty, declining human capital and high fertility feeding back into low economic growth and so on and so forth. To break this vicious chain, a clear and consistent population policy, matched by an adequately funded action program, is said to be needed.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Authors Keywords
Pernia, Ernesto M.; population; population and poverty;
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 2003 and available in the PIDS Library or can be downloaded as full text Downloaded 734 times since November 25, 2011