Research Reports

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Listening to Our Teacher: An Exploratory Study of the Views, Attitudes and Practices of Teachers and Parents of Catholic High Schools on Reproductive Health, Responsible Parenthood and Sexuality Education
The Social Development Office (SDO) of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University held focus group discussions, survey, and interviews with teachers, staff, and parents of children studying in selected Catholic schools all over Mindanao. This baseline study aimed to surface evidence that will support the development of a sound program on reproductive health and sexuality education in Catholic schools.

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Ala Tsamba: Buhay RH sa Payatas
The Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines (DSWP) completed a baseline survey among women of reproductive age (WRAs) in Payatas, considered as the poorest and one of the most populous in Quezon city. Called Ala Tsamba: Buhay RH sa Payatas, the survey asked 621 women, or more than 10 percent of the households in the community, about their sexual and reproductive health needs and rights.

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Bargaining versus Neoclassical Model of Fertility in the Philippines
This masteral study of Jo-Ann J. Latuja focuses on testing the robustness of a Nash-bargaining model vis-à-vis a neoclassical model as the more appropriate model of household fertility behavior for the Philippines.

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Investigating Men's Pronatalism in Selected Provinces in the Philippines
This masteral study of Marian C. Aniban explores pronatalism among currently married males in selected municipalities in the poorest provinces in the Philippines using the Individual Man's data of the 2006 UNFPA 6th Country Programme Baseline Survey. Pronatalism is defined as a view or value that is supportive of procreation and is, therefore, against limiting reproduction.

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Transient, Chronic, and Intergenerational Poverty: Evidence from the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey
This masteral thesis of Marian Angelica Panganiban examines poverty dynamics by breaking down poverty into its transit and chronic components using the Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Survey.

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Filipino Rationalities:Exploring the Gap Between Knowledge and Practice

Why does the use of contraceptives remain low despite high awareness and knowledge about different methods of FP?  A research conducted by Dr. Clarissa David of UPCMC answered that knowledge is a necessary but insufficient condition for FP use. 



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Population and Development Interrelationships

Our views of the real world can be summarized in terms of this population and development interaction model. While this may not be the only way to do it, this model is useful in the sense that: (1) it shows the relationship and population and development factors, and (2) it distinguishes between processes and outcomes.



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Population Growth-Poverty Nexus: Evidence from the Philippines
The study was conducted to gather evidence within the country of the effects of population to economic growth. Comparing 74 provinces using data from 1985 to 2003, the study focused on two questions: How do populatin dynamics affect income growth and poverty reduction at the provincial level? What are the implications on provincial revenues and expenditures?  The key message is: Local government units that manage population growth will see poverty leves diminish and will realize economic progress for their constituents.

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Sources of Future Population Growth Framework
This framework analyzes future population growth in terms of the contributions of unwanted fertility, high desired family size, and population momentum. The analysis was undertaken to help sort out a number of issues confronting Philippine policymakers and to highlight the need for multiple approaches to moderate population growth.

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Population, Productivity and Sustainable Development


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