The Longitudinal Study on Ageing and Health in the Philippines (LSAHP) is the first multi-actor longitudinal study on ageing in the Philippines with information coming from older Filipinos, their caregivers, and adult children. The 2018 baseline data provides comprehensive information on the health, economic status, and overall well-being of a nationally representative sample of older Filipinos aged 60 and older. These data will be a valuable resource for the crafting of evidence-based policies and programmes for this sector of the population. LSAHP is designed to (1) investigate the health status and well-being, as well as their correlates, of Filipinos aged 60 years and over; and (2) assess the determinants of health status and transitions in health status and overall well-being. The study is part of a comparative study of the Philippines and Viet Nam. LSAHP is funded by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia and implemented by the Demographic Research and Development Foundation, Inc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.