The Characteristics of, and Extent of Unemployment among the Philippine High-Level Manpower

by Corazon M. Raymundo, Master of Arts in Demography (1971)

The connection between education and employment is not simple nor is it constant over time. Holding the influence of other factors constant, the pool of educated manpower are expected to perform better in the field of economic activity. But societal complications are acceptably inevitable that their influence should be important considerations in tracing relationships.

The Philippine educated manpower is not without work problems. Considering the painstaking preparation to produce professionals both from the points of view of the family as a unit and the government it seems that their problems are magnified. Their problem is not simple- for in addition to unemployment they were feeling inadequacies in their present – held jobs.

This paper employed various cross-classification and statistical analyses to differentiate the experiences of the educated from the uneducated portions of the work force. The 1968 national Demographic Survey proved an invaluable set of data inspite of its limitations for this purpose.

Aside from the cross-tabulation of socio-economic factors affecting the behavior of the labor force, an attempt was made to quantify these variable-effects with the use of multiple regression technique.

Once the educated were identified, they were subjected to series of utilization analyses with the primary aim of pinpointing the more utilized and the less-utilized skills. This was done with the thought of bringing into attention the necessity of a link between education and manpower planning thereby reducing the frequency of not fully-utilized skills.