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Labor and Employment

The Philippines is expected to maintain strong growth rates in the succeeding years despite the difficult global environment and the devastation brought by Typhoon Yolanda, according to the World Bank in its latest Philippine Economic Update. State think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) projects that the Philippine economy will grow by 6.6 percent in 2014, which is within the governments target of 6.5"7.5 percent and the International Monetary Funds and the Asian Development Banks 6.5-percent and 6.4-percent forecasts, respectively.
The lack of inclusiveness of economic growth, however, remains a critical issue. A recent PIDS paper prepared by Drs. Vicente Paqueo, Aniceto Orbeta, and Leonardo Lanzona, and Mr. Dean Dulay noted that there are about 20 million workers in the Philippines that are unemployed, underemployed, or with productivity that is too low to support their own survival. Creating more job opportunities so that economic growth can be made more inclusive is clearly an urgent need.
This edition of the SERP-P News focuses on studies on labor issues conducted by SERP-P member-institutions. The jobs problem is an old issue that has been studied in the past. The findings and recommendations of past research can assist government planners and policymakers in examining the countys labor policies and regulations and formulating feasible solutions to address the problem of providing gainful employment.
For more studies on labor issues, simply type labor in the Search box of the SERP-P website.




DRN 2010 Vol. XXVIII No. 2  Labor Policy Issues in the Philippine Context
PN 2013-04  Where Are the Poor Employed? Profiling the Working Poor
PJD 2009 Vol. XXXVI No. 2-a  Labor Policies and Philippine Companies: Analysis of Survey Opinions
EID 2011 Vol. XI No.1  Am I in the Labor Force? Definition and Measurement of Basic Concepts