Trade and Poverty Issues: A Country Case Study of the Philippines

17 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2017

Date Written: January 31, 2017

Abstract

This study begins with an overview of the poverty situation in the Philippines. It then takes a brief look at the poor in the rural areas, followed with a discussion of the poor in the informal sector. It then, brings these two sectors together, with an examination of the poor and the urban/rural and formal/informal divides. It concludes with a discussion of the relationship among trade, poverty and the structural transformation of the Philippine economy.

Keywords: Rural, Informal Sector, Asia, South East Asia, Development Economics, Structural Transformation, Inclusive Growth, Unemployment, Underemployment

JEL Classification: F16, I32, O2

Suggested Citation

Sta. Romana, Leonardo L., Trade and Poverty Issues: A Country Case Study of the Philippines (January 31, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2953680 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2953680

Leonardo L. Sta. Romana (Contact Author)

EmergingFrontierMarkets.com ( email )

Metro Manila
Philippines

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