LATEST PUBLICATIONS
SEARCA PBS 2021
Strategies for Effective Implementation of the CPAR Program - Building Up From the Gains: Lessons From the Improvements for Effective Implementation of the Community-Based Participatory Action Research Program (SEARCA-DA-BAR Policy Brief 2021)
WP-2019-06
Skills Needs Anticipation (SNA): Workplace Skills and Satisfaction (WSS) Baseline Survey of Select Employers in the Construction Industry
WP-2019-05
Strengthening Multi-employer Bargaining: Policies and Practices (Phase II)
WP-2019-04
Non-Hazardous Activities for Children: The Case of Banana and Sugarcane Supply Chains

LATEST AV MATERIALS
PIDS WB 2021-0905
7th Mindanao Policy Research Forum
PIDS WB 2021-0905
Annual Public Policy Conference Webinar 4: Robust and Healthy Workforce and Closing Program
PIDS WB 2021-0904
Annual Public Policy Conference Webinar 3: Green And Inclusive Recovery
PIDS WB 2021-0903
Annual Public Policy Conference Webinar 2: Ethical Business
Publication Detail
UPSE DP 2008-09: Health, Education and the Household: Explaining Poverty Webs

In this paper, we examine the theory and evidence on the various linkages between poverty, health and education. We introduce the idea of poverty webs to highlight both the cycles and intricate pathways from adverse health and education conditions to poverty and back, within and across generations. The specific pathways considered are (i) labor productivity, (ii) quantity and quality of human capital investments, particularly health and education, and (iii) complementarities between human capital investments. These pathways are analyzed in the context of the household where the adult members typically decide on the critical human capital investments for the young members. Based on previous studies and data from the Philippines and other developing countries, we report evidence on the number of numerous ways by which health, education and poverty are correlated, whether these are intra- or inter-generational effects. Additional evidence of intergeneration transmission is presented using data from the Quality Improvement Demonstration Study (QIDS) on children under 5 years old residing in the central regions of the Philippines. Several policy implications are drawn, with emphasis placed on demand-side interventions that exploit the complementarities of health and education investments.

UP-School of Economics
Authors Keywords
Capuno, Joseph J.; Quimbo, Stella Luz A.; Kraft, Aleli D.; poverty; education; health;
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 2008 and available in the UPSE Library or Downloaded 297 times since November 25, 2011
×
Please let us know your reason for downloading this publication. May we also ask you to provide additional information that will help us serve you better? Rest assured that your answers will not be shared with any outside parties. It will take you only two minutes to complete the survey. Thank you.


To use as reference:
If others, (Please specify):
Name: (optional)
Email: (required, but will not display)
Age:
Gender:
If Prefer to self-describe, please specify:
Level of Education:
Occupation:
If employed either part-time or full-time, name of office:
If others, (Please specify):
Would you like to receive the SERP-P UPDATES e-newsletter? Yes No
Use the space below if you have any comment about this publication or SERP-P knowledge resources in general.