Philippines

Scholarly Publications

The Roles of Gender and Education on the Intrahousehold Allocations of Remittances of Filipino Migrant Workers

July 2013

This paper shows that the individual’s bargaining power within the household, proxied by gender and educational attainment of household head, affects how remittances sent by Overseas Filipino...

Remittances, Informal Loans, and Assets as Risk-Coping Mechanisms: Evidence from Agricultural Households in Rural Philippines

November 2012

This paper investigates whether agricultural households in the rural Philippines insure their consumption against income shocks and whether they use migration, remittances, informal loans, or...

News

COVID-19 in the Philippines – at a Glance

May 2020

Marjorie Pajaron, assistant professor at the University of the Philippines School of Economics, describes the unfolding of the pandemic in the country and how Filipinos have coped with the evolving...

Overseas Filipino Workers become economic heroes

April 2013

To their family members and to the Philippine government, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are the country's “new heroes.” Postdoctoral fellow Marjorie Pajaron talks about her research on the...

Events

The Impact of Migration on the Sending Country: Evidence from the Philippines

May 9, 2013

More than 215 million people—approximately 3% of the world’s population—now live outside their country of birth (United Nations, 2009).

Gender Imbalance in China: A Cautionary Tale of Land Reform, Income, and Sex Ratios

November 27, 2012

Venue Changed to the Philippines Conference Room   This paper examines the effect of income growth induced by 1978–84 land reform on the sex ratio imbalance in China.

Do Different Health Insurance Plans in China Create Disparities in Health Care Utilization and Expenditures?

February 23, 2012

Venue Changed to the Philippines Conference Room China has recently reformed its health care system with the intent of providing universal coverage for basic health care to every Chinese citizen....