Neoliberalizing Spaces in the Philippines
The 2013 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study in the Philippines

The Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality (YAFS) Study is a series of national surveys on the Filipino youth, conducted since 1982 by the University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) and the Demographic Research and Development Foundation (DRDF). Gathering data from Filipino youth aged 15 to 24, YAFS is one of the primary sources of information on sexual and non-sexual risk behaviors and its determinants in the Philippines, at the national and regional levels.

Neoliberalizing Spaces in the Philippines
Dr. Natividad Publishes MCCT-in GIDA Article in Policy in Focus

Dr. Josefina N. Natividad has recently published an article on the Philippine government’s Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT)-in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA) program in the December 2018 issue of Policy in Focus.

Aging in The Philippines: Findings From The 2007 Philippine Study on Aging

The book, Aging in the Philippines: Findings from the 2007 Philippine Study on Aging, is an output of the 2007 Philippine Study on Aging (PSOA) project of the University of the Philippines Population Institute in collaboration with the Nihon University Population Research Institute of Japan.

Cracks on Traditional Union in the Philippines as Dissolution & Cohabitation Rise

Global trends show rising rates of divorce or dissolution of heterosexual marriage, increasing cohabitation, and delay of marital union. Recent research in the Philippines show an apparent tilt towards these patterns.

Dr. Ortega Examines Janus-faced Suburban Phenomenon

Transnational suburbia is the new term proffered by Dr. Arnisson Andre C. Ortega, Assistant Professor at the UP Population Institute (UPPI) in his latest article published in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers (Vol. 107, No. 5).

According to him, these suburbs are the outcomes of an increasingly aggressive and globalized real estate industry which supply the housing needs of overseas Filipino workers in Manila’s periurban outskirts.

The authors (left to right)  Elma P. Laguna, Maria Paz N. Marquez and Maria Midea M. Kabamalan of the UP Population Institute.
1 in 3 Pinays use traditional over modern contraceptives

(AUG. 8) — A recent study on Filipino women who use contraceptives showed that in the past 10 years, one in every three women relied more on traditional contraceptive methods rhythm and withdrawal than modern methods.

(Left to right) Cruz, Natividad and  Saito (photos from UPPopI and
Aging in the Philippines

(AUG. 22)—Older Filipinos are generally not materially well-off, not well-educated and about half consider themselves to be of average health, but have poor use of health services. They also believe that it would be best living by themselves. Older people are aged 60 and above.

Neoliberalizing Spaces in the Philippines
Kudos to Dr. Ortega on Newest Publication!

The UP Population Institute (UPPI) faculty and staff congratulate Dr. Arnisson Andre Ortega on his recent publication of a pathbreaking critique of space and power in the Philippines.

Dr. Ortega Publishes Manila Gentrification Research

Dr. Arnisson Andre C. Ortega, Assistant Professor at the UPPI, has published anew in an international journal in February of 2016. This comes after a research article he co-authored, Mega-regions in the Philippines: Accounting for Special Economic Zones and Global-local Dynamics, was published in volume 48 of the journal Cities in November 2015.

YAFS4 project

Three members of the UP Population Institute faculty had their respective research work printed in international publications in 2015.

Dr. Josefina N. Natividad’s research on the impacts of the 1991 Mt. Pinatubo eruption was published in The Consequences of Disaster: Demographic, Planning, and Policy Implications (James, H. & Paton, D., eds., 2015, Charles C. Tomas Publisher Ltd.).