Trade and Poverty Issues: A Country Case Study of the Philippines
17 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2017
Date Written: January 31, 2017
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
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