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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.

New demographers are up to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Posted on: 17 July 2020
Zoom photoshoot with graduates and Dr. Grace T. Cruz

The UP Population Institute produced four MA Demography graduates this year: Mr. Teodoro M. Orteza, Ms. Marjorie B. Villaver, Ms. Sheena Kristine M. Cases and Ms. Racine Denise C. Maniego.

They will be joining this year’s online graduation ceremony on July 25, 2020. They are joined by the UPPI Director, Dr. Grace T. Cruz in this zoom photoshoot.

Research >

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.

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.

Human Resource for Health in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Does the Philippines Have Enough?

  • Posted on: 18 August 2020

This research brief aims to bring to fore, the implications of the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases on the need to have more health care workers and of the importance of protecting those in the line of duty. We highlight the gap in the country’s health workforce, particularly in the number of doctors, nurses and midwives prior to COVID-19 pandemic based on the latest census data of 2015, and projections on the health professionals in the country. The analysis also draws information from the 2018 National Migration Survey (NMS) which provides detailed information on health professionals by occupation category (PSA & UPPI, 2019) and the 2018 Occupation Wages Survey (OWS), a survey conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) nationwide every two years covering establishments employing at least 20 workers.

Download this release here.

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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.

Conducted since 1982 by UPPI and the Demographic Research and Development Foundation, Inc., the YAFS study prides itself as the Philippines’ largest series of cross-sectional surveys on the 15-24 age group. It has provided important information on Filipino adolescents and young adults, specifically on issues related to sexuality, fertility, reproductive health, education and employment aspirations and trajectories, health and lifestyle, ICT use, mental health, as well as their attitudes on marriage, family formation and norms, among others. Data from YAFS have been used as bases in the formulation of programs and policies of agencies such as the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Education (DepEd), and the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM).

October 1 is International Day of Older Persons

  • Posted on: 1 October 2020

Today, October 1, the Demographic Research and Development Foundation, Inc. and the University of the Philippines Population Institute join the whole world in celebrating the International Day of Older Persons. Through our research, we contribute to the promotion of healthy and active aging among Filipino older people and to ensure a society for all ages.