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UPPI faculty, students share remote learning experiences

  • Posted on: 1 March 2021

Three days before the opening of the second semester, the UP Population Institute (UPPI) organized an online open forum dubbed as “Zoom-ustahan sa UPPI: An open forum on remote learning experiences of UPPI students” on Friday, February 26, 2021 to assess the experiences of its faculty and students under remote learning.

“We hope to draw lessons to improve our system of delivering online teaching this coming semester […] We want to take this time to listen to and learn from each other’s experiences,” UPPI Director Dr. Grace T. Cruz said, noting that the Institute has successfully finished the last semester with zero dropouts, even in the face of the many challenges brought about by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

UPPI Launches Students' Corner

  • Posted on: 5 February 2021

The last semester has been a challenging one for all of us. In mid-March, we closed our offices and classrooms as the number of COVID19 cases was increasing in the country. We adapted to remote learning and recalibrated our course offerings to suit to the demand of this new learning modality. Despite these changes, we welcomed 14 students into our graduate programs last semester.

As the semester came to a close, we would like to highlight the final product of our students’ hard work in learning about demographic concepts and methodologies and how these can contribute to understanding social issues and conditions.

Josefina V. Cabigon Memorial Scholarship for MA Demography and Population Studies at UPPI

  • Posted on: 10 August 2020

The UP Population Institute (UPPI) is pleased to announce the launching of the “Josefina V. Cabigon Memorial Scholarship” starting first semester, AY 2020-2021. The scholarship is open to new and continuing graduate students enrolled in the MA Demography and Master in Population Studies at UPPI. Preference is given to scholars who are financially in need and who are committed to public service.

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Vaccinating the most vulnerable group in the time of pandemic: Insights from a national survey of older people

  • Posted on: 12 April 2021

This research brief examines the Filipino older people’s awareness of influenza (more commonly called flu) and pneumococcal vaccines, their level of vaccination, and the extent to which these vary across selected characteristics of older people. The analysis is based on the data of the Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in the Philippines (LSAHP) baseline survey, a nationally representative survey on older Filipinos ages 60 years and over conducted in 2018. The survey of 5,985 respondents included questions on whether OP are aware of flu and/or pneumococcal vaccines for older people, and if so, whether they have availed of these vaccines.

Download this release here.

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.

Is It Too Late to Fall in Love and (Re)marry?

  • Posted on: 12 February 2021

This article draws from the results of the 2018 Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in the Philippines (LSAHP). It provides a picture of the older Filipinos’ marital status, a significant factor affecting their well-being which has not been given enough attention in gerontological studies in the country. We examine how marriage patterns and attitudes towards love and marriage in older ages vary between older males and females and assess if their current marital status is related to loneliness.

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PSSC Webinar - Examining the vaccination plan and public response in the Philippines

  • Posted on: 10 June 2021

The Philippine Social Science Council, in partnership with the UP Population Institute, invites you to the FIRST PART of a FREE webinar series entitled "Life in Lockdown: Perspectives of the Social Scientists."

Register here: bit.ly/psscLiLwebinar1

Teenage Pregnancy: Should it be a "national priority"?

  • Posted on: 7 May 2021

Should teenage pregnancy be a "national priority through a whole-of-nation approach"?

The Philippine Center for Population and Development (PCPD) and the University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) will shed light on this issue in an upcoming webinar, “Teenage Pregnancy: Should It Be a “National Priority”? The webinar will be on May 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and is open to the public.

UPPI professors Maria Paz Marquez and Elma Laguna will discuss the results of various national surveys as well as vital data from a qualitative study involving teenage mothers. They will present current empirical data collected and processed through rigorous research.

You can register for the webinar here.

UP Population Institute to conduct the 2021 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study

  • Posted on: 28 October 2020

The University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI), with funding support from the Department of Health (DOH) announces the conduct of the 2021 Young Adult Sexuality and Fertility Study (YAFS5). This will be the 5th in the series of YAFS surveys.