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Population and Poverty: A Review of the Links, Evidence and Implications for the Philippines

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  • Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C.

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This paper reviews the literature and evidence on the population and poverty nexus. The paper situates the role of demographic changes in development, in general, and poverty alleviation, in particular. It then presents the policy implications of the findings for the Philippines. It emphasizes that better fertility management is a critical component in any poverty alleviation package.

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Paper provided by Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its series Discussion Papers with number DP 2002-21.

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Length: 24
Date of creation: 2002
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Handle: RePEc:phd:dpaper:dp_2002-21

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Keywords: poverty; population; inequality; demographic changes;

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  1. Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C., 2002. "A Review of Research on Population-Related Issues: 1980-2002," Discussion Papers DP 2002-17, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  2. David E. Bloom & Richard B. Freeman, 1987. "Economic Development and the Timing and Components of Population Growth," NBER Working Papers 2448, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. David E. Bloom & Jeffrey G. Williamson, 1997. "Demographic Transitions and Economic Miracles in Emerging Asia," NBER Working Papers 6268, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Reyes, Celia M., 2002. "The Poverty Fight: Have We Made an Impact?," Discussion Papers DP 2002-20, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  5. David E. Bloom & David Canning & Jaypee Sevilla, 2001. "Economic Growth and the Demographic Transition," NBER Working Papers 8685, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  6. Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C. & Pernia, Ernesto M., 1999. "Population Growth and Economic Development in the Philippines: What Has Been the Experience and What Must Be Done?," Discussion Papers DP 1999-22, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  7. Lipton, Michael & Ravallion, Martin, 1995. "Poverty and policy," Handbook of Development Economics, in: Hollis Chenery & T.N. Srinivasan (ed.), Handbook of Development Economics, edition 1, volume 3, chapter 41, pages 2551-2657 Elsevier.
  8. Glewwe, Paul & Hall, Gillette, 1998. "Are some groups more vulnerable to macroeconomic shocks than others? Hypothesis tests based on panel data from Peru," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 56(1), pages 181-206, June.
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  1. Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C., 2005. "Poverty, Vulnerability and Family Size: Evidence from the Philippines," Discussion Papers DP 2005-19, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  2. Aniceto C. Orbeta Jr., 2009. "Number of children and their education in Philippine households," Philippine Review of Economics, University of the Philippines School of Economics and Philippine Economic Society, vol. 46(2), pages 123-154, December.
  3. Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C., 2005. "Poverty, Fertility Preferences and Family Planning Practice in the Philippines," Discussion Papers DP 2005-22, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  4. Salas, J.M. Ian S. & Racelis, Rachel H., 2007. "Measuring Economic Lifecycle and Flows across Population Age Groups: Data and Methods in the Application of the NTA in the Philippines," Discussion Papers DP 2007-12, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

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