Poverty in the Philippines : the impact of family size
Publication Date: January 1992
Publisher(s): East-West Center
Author(s): Allison Greenspan
Series: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 21
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.