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UPPI celebrates two new graduates

  • Posted on: 23 July 2021

Sanny Boy D. Afable and Jolly Mae G. Catalan – both graduating from the MA Demography program of UP Population Institute, join the pool of expert demographers this academic year.

Virtual ceremonies will be held on the 24th and 25th of July 2021 for all College of Social Sciences and Philosophy graduates and for all UP Diliman graduates, respectively.


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FAQ: How did we design the YAFS5 survey?

  • Posted on: 12 October 2021

Field staff help identify the enumeration areas and plan out survey operations in one sample barangay in Marinduque. | Photo by Field Supervisor M. Plata

The Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS) is the biggest series of surveys on Filipino youth. In this year’s YAFS, we are collecting data from over 14,000 households in the country. This will yield a large data set, to be sure, but just as important as the size of the data is the science of its collection.

2021 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS5)

Conducted since 1982 by the UPPI and the Demographic Research and Development Foundation, Inc., the Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS) series prides itself as the Philippines’ largest series of nationally and regionally representative, cross-sectional surveys on the 15-24 age group. It has provided comprehensive and timely information on Filipino adolescents and young adults, specifically on issues related to sexuality, fertility, reproductive health, education, and employment aspirations and trajectories, health and lifestyle, media use, mental health, as well as their attitudes on marriage, family formation, and norms, among others.

The 2021 YAFS is the fifth round in the series.

Beyond the Numbers: COVID-19 and the Philippine Population

The University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) in collaboration with the Demographic Research and Development Foundation (DRDF) are sharing results of their demographic studies to provide the Philippine context on the possible effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. In both the UPPI and DRDF websites, we are publishing a series of research briefs focusing on various aspects of Filipino lives that are affected by COVID-19, in both the short and long terms.

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YAFS5 treads ‘new normal’ of fieldwork

  • Posted on: 8 September 2021

Adapting to the challenges of the pandemic, the University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) pushes through with the 2021 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS5) and has commenced survey operations in various parts of the country.

“It is important to have updated information about the youth’s situation, not only about their reproductive health but also their mental health. With the ubiquity of social media and the still raging COVID-19, by conducting the fieldwork during this pandemic, we will be able to capture the current concerns of the youth so that programs for them can be more targeted,” said YAFS Project Coordinator Dr. Maria Midea Kabamalan, a professor at the Institute.

New youth trends, life under pandemic to be examined in YAFS5

  • Posted on: 23 July 2021

A college student studies remotely at home. The COVID-19 pandemic has reconfigured many aspects of young people's lives, including their education. | Photo by L. Dela Rosa

Recent years have seen marked changes in terms of young Filipinos’ health, values, and behavior. These include technological and cultural breakthroughs, new forms of engagements, and more prominently, the COVID-19 pandemic—to which young people have been forced to adapt their lives in many ways.

To probe these trends and issues faced by today’s youth, UPPI has involved a wide range of stakeholders in developing the design and tools of the YAFS5.