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Employment, Human Capital and Job Security: Recent Perspectives on the Philippine Labor Market

ASEDP

No.41

Edited by Emmanuel F. Esguerra, Kazuhisa Ito
Published in 1997

CONTENTS

Contents pdf (273KB)
Preface / Emmanuel F. Esguerra, kazuhisa Ito
Chapter 1
Labor Absorption Over the Philippine Economic Cycle / Cayetano W. Paderanga, Jr.
Introduction
Character of Philippine Economic Cycles
Quarterly Data and Economic Cycles
Labor Absorption Over the Cycles
Summary and Recommendations
References
Appendix

Chapter 2
Macro labor Statistics and Sectoral Employment / Joseph Y. Lim
Some Macro statistics on the Labor Force and the Employed
Sectoral Employment
References
Appendix


Chapter 3
Unemployment and Monetary Policy in the Philippines / Dante B. Canlas
Introduction
The Natural Rate of Unemployment: Some Theoretical Notes
Unemployment and Money
Unemployment in the Philippines
Unemployment and Money Regressions
Concluding Remarks
References

Chapter 4
Macro Versus Strategic Planning for Education/Training / Edita A. Tan
Introduction
Implications of Market Failure
Strategic Planning for Education / Training
References

Chapter 5
The Structure and Possible Sources of Inter-Industry WageDifferentials in the Philippines / Michael M. Alba
Introduction
Empirical Approach and Methodology
Data Sets and variables
Results
Summary and Conclusion
References
Appendix


Chapter 6
Flexible Labor Arrangements in the Philippines: Trends, Theory, Implications / Emmanuel F. Esguerra
Introduction
Trends in the Use of Flexible Labor Contracts
Theoretical Considerations
Evidence from Existing Studies
Summary and Conclusion
References
Appendix


Chapter 7
Poverty During Episodes of Boom and Bust / Arsenio M. Balisacan
Introduction
New Poverty Estimates
Accounting for Poverty Change
Sectoral Poverty and proximate Causes
Concluding Remarks
References


Chapter 8
Philippines: Public Sector Employment Pattern, Priorities and Policies / Benjamin E. Diokno
Introduction
Public Service Employment: Trends and Patterns
Total Wage Bill: Trends and Patterns
Public Sector Employment and Economic Performance
Concluding Remarks
References

Chapter 9
Labor Demand Pattern and the Retail Industry Liberalization / Kazuhisa Ito
Introduction
Labor Demand Pattern of Industries
Retail Industry Liberalisation
Concluding Remarks