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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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  • Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C., 2002. "Population and Poverty: A Review of the Links, Evidence and Implications for the Philippines," Discussion Papers DP 2002-21, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:phd:dpaper:dp_2002-21
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    1. 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.
    2. Bloom, David E & Williamson, Jeffrey G, 1998. "Demographic Transitions and Economic Miracles in Emerging Asia," World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, vol. 12(3), pages 419-455, September.
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    9. 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.
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    1. Aniceto C. Orbeta, 2006. "Poverty, Vulnerability and Family Size: Evidence from the Philippines," Chapters,in: Poverty Strategies in Asia, chapter 6 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Rachel H. Racelis & J.M Ian S. Salas, 2007. "Measuring Economic Lifecycle and Flows across Population Age Groups : Data and Methods in the Application of the NTA in the Philippines," Development Economics Working Papers 22682, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
    6. World Bank, 2011. "Philippines," World Bank Other Operational Studies 27384, The World Bank.

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    poverty; population; inequality; demographic changes;

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