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Population Growth and Economic Development in the Philippines: What Has Been the Experience and What Must Be Done?

  • Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C.
  • Pernia, Ernesto M.

The paper reviews the continuing debate on the interrelationships between population growth and economic development with particular attention to its relevance to Philippine socioeconomic development. The aim is to put the development history of the country in perspective so that a stronger resolve to address the population problem is established. The paper also discusses the prospects for the economy given the high population growth rate and the options for the Philippine population program.

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Paper provided by Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its series Discussion Papers with number DP 1999-22.

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Length: 38
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:phd:dpaper:dp_1999-22
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  1. 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.
  2. del Valle, Edwin & Reyes, Celia M., 1998. "Poverty Alleviation and Equity Promotion," Discussion Papers DP 1998-06, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
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  4. Horton, Susan, 1986. "Child nutrition and family size in the Philippines," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 23(1), pages 161-176, September.
  5. Padilla, Jose E., 1996. "Water Quality and Fisheries Issues Accompanying Population Growth in the Philippines," Philippine Journal of Development JPD 1996 Vol. XXIII No. 2, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  6. Kelley, Allen C, 1988. "Economic Consequences of Population Change in the Third World," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 26(4), pages 1685-1728, December.
  7. Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C. & Belizario, Mildred & Lavina, Edith, 1999. "Population and Development Planning (PDP) Model: The 1998 Update," Discussion Papers DP 1999-28, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  8. Aniceto C. Orbeta Jr., 1992. "Population Growth, Human Capital Expenditures and Economic Growth: A Macroeconometric Analysis," Philippine Review of Economics, University of the Philippines School of Economics and Philippine Economic Society, vol. 29(2), pages 179-230, December.
  9. Amacher, Gregory S. & Hyde, William F., 1996. "Migration and the Environment: The Case of Philippine Uplands," Philippine Journal of Development JPD 1996 Vol. XXIII No. 2, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
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  11. Garcia, Marito & Pinstrup-Andersen, Per, 1987. "The pilot food price subsidy scheme in the Philippines: its impact on income, food consumption, and nutritional status," Research reports 61, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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