• Posted on: 23 July 2021

UPPI celebrates two new graduates

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.

Afable’s thesis entitled “Demographic Correlates of Late-Life Depression in the Philippines: Exploring Gender Differences”, explores the psychometric properties, gender nuances, and demographic correlates of late-life depression in the Philippines. This piece of work fills many knowledge gaps on older Filipinos' psychological wellbeing, and it offers relevant points for improved mental health research, care, and policymaking for the Philippines' increasingly ageing population. This thesis was supported by a grant under the Josefina V. Cabigon Memorial Scholarship.

Catalan’s thesis entitled “Age Patterns of Migrants and Stayers of Metro Manila by Sex, Education, and Wealth Status, 2005-2010”, unwraps the influence of sex, education, and wealth to the age patterns of in-migrants and out-migrants of Metro Manila. The study recommends integrating these age-attributed characteristics in crafting programs and policies to manage migration in Metro Manila. This research is supported by a joint fellowship grant from the Commission on Population and Development and UPPI. Ms. Catalan was a recipient of the Bilateral Graduate Student Exchange Agreement between the University of the Philippines and the University of Namur in Belgium for the period September 2018 to January 2019.

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.