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Growth, Poverty, and Income Inequality in the Philippines

ASEDP

No.46

Edited by Arsenio M. Balisacan, Shigeaki Fujisaki
Published in 1998

CONTENTS

Contents pdf (331KB)
Preface / Arsenio M. Balisacan, Shigeaki Fujisaki
Chapter I
What Do We Really Know—or Don't Know—About Economic Inequality and Poverty in the Philippines? / Arsenio M. Balisacan
Introduction
Measurement Issues: How Should Inequality and Poverty be Measured?
International Comparison Using "High Quality" Data: Is the Philippines An Exception to the "Asian Standards" of Inequality and Poverty Reduction?
Some Policy Issues: Should "Conventional" Prescriptions be Abandoned in Favor of "New" Ones?
What Have We Learned?

Appendix
References


Chapter II
International and International Comparisons of Philippine Poverty / Solita Collas-Monsod, Toby C. Monsod
Introduction
Dimensions of Philippine Poverty
Philippine Poverty: International Comparisons
Regional and Provincial poverty: International Comparisons
Philippine Poverty: An Assessment of Prospects

References


Chapter III
Introduction
The Complementarity Effect of Investment
Division of Labor and Indivisibility
Pecuniary External Economies and the Role of Government
The Extent of Market and an Avalanche of Consumers' Goods
Bullish Entrepreneurs and the East Asian Miracle
The Export-Push Strategy and Domestic Market
Poverty Alleviation and Linkages
China's Economic Reform and Linkages
Rural Linkages in the Punjab and the Philippines
Concluding Remarks: Toward a Tiger in the 21st Century

Appendix
References


Chapter IV
Globalization, Poverty and Inequality / Raul V. Fabella
Introduction
Globalization, Growth and Poverty
Globalization and LDC Inequality: The Direct Links
Some Evidence on Globalization and Inequality
World Inequality and Non convergence
A Race to the Bottom?
Summary
References


Chapter V
Labor's Income Share in the Philippines / Dante B. Canlas
Introduction
Output Growth and Business Fluctuations
An Aggregate Labor-Demand Model
Labor's Income Share
Real Wage and Hours of Work
Some Policy Rules
Concluding Remarks
References


Chapter VI
Measuring Poverty in Education / Edita A. Tan
Introduction
The Educational System
Poverty in Education
Analysis of NEAT Performance across Provinces
Enrollment Rate in Region 5
Concluding Remarks
References


Chapter VII
Local Governance and Poverty Alleviation / Ruperto P. Alonzo
Background
LGU Responsibilities in Infrastructure Provision
The Mix between National and Local Spending
Special-Purpose Grants and Cost-Sharing Schemes: Lessons from Country Experiences
Philippine Perspectives
References