UPPI is known for the conduct and analysis of large-scale nationwide surveys that are used for academic purposes, evidence-based planning and policy formulation. Through the years, research by UPPI faculty has been geared toward providing up to date information on population processes, trends and their determinants and correlates particularly on such topics as:

Fertility and Reproductive Health
Mortality and Morbidity
Migration and Urbanization
Spatial Demography
Aging of the Population
Marital Union Formation/Nuptiality
Youth and Adolescent Issues
Population and Development
Population and Environment
Technical Demography
Emerging Issues
  • Young Professionals in BPOs
  • Demographic Consequences of Asian Disasters
  • Early Childhood Care and Development
  • K-12 and Higher Education

Among the research projects of the UPPI are:

Project Partner/s
National Migration Survey (NMS) PSA
Assessment of Modified CCT Program for IPs in GIDA UNICEF, DSWD
The 2013 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS 4) Australian Gov’t, UNFPA, DOH/PCHRD
Humanitarian Performance Monitoring in Disaster Areas UNICEF
Multiple Indicator Surveys in UNICEF-Focused municipalities under the 7th Country Program for Children UNICEF
Spaces in Transition: Mapping Manila’s Peri-Urban Fringe UP OVPAA
Baseline Study on Home-based Early Childhood Care and Development ECCD Council
Estimation of the Affected Human Resource in Private Higher Education Institutions in the transition to full K-12 implementation CHED


In cooperation with the Demographic Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (DRDF), the UPPI hosts the Philippine Population Data Archive (PopArchive), a data management system that preserves important data sets on population and related topics for use by academic researchers and students. Its current collection includes national censuses (from 1970), national sample surveys (e.g. the National Demographic and Health Surveys from 1968) and special topics/sector surveys (e.g. the Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study since 1982 and the 1996 Philippine Elderly Survey).