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Poverty in the Philippines : the impact of family size

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Publication Date: January 1992

Publisher(s): East-West Center

Author(s): Allison Greenspan

Series: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 21

Topic: Economics (Economic policy, planning, and development)
Population and demographics (Demography and census)

Type: Brief

Coverage: Asia


Mounting evidence that lower fertility translates into increased family wealth and educational attainment is guiding population and development efforts in many parts of Asia. In the Philippines, slowing population growth is part of a national development strategy to fight poverty and improve the quality of human resources through education and training. The goal is to increase the capacity of the economy to support a growing population at a higher standard of living.