Employment

  • ivan2Responsiveness of Labor Market to Minimum Wage Adjustments: An Analysis Using Elasticity to Labor Supply and Demand

    In essence, wage is a monetary compensation paid by an employer to employee in exchange for the services rendered to the former. The basic principle of paying wages follows the notion that any resources, be it like a commodity (e.g. rice, clothes, etc.), or a resource like land and labor, has its own price or value. Hence, wage is the economic value of the time spent, or output produced (piece-rate), by a worker for taking part in the course of…

  • ivanMacroeconomics and Modelling for Labor Market Analysis: Philippines Employment Projection Model and Key Indicators of the Labor Market

    The increasing number of Filipinos until 2020 have led to more of them entering the labor force particularly the youth. In seven years, it is projected that the country’s average employment-to-population ratio of 0.61, or more than half of the labor force are employed, is a proof showing the capability of the labor market to provide job opportunities to each member of the labor force. Not only just in delivering employment but also on the…

  • tepSkills and Compensation Survey for Metallic Mining Industry

    The objective of this study is to assess the skills and compensation practices among regular and associate members of the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines, with the overall goal of developing a Human Resource Development Roadmap for the mining industry. Using pen-and-paper survey method and validation interviews with HR representatives of mining companies, information regarding several aspects of the industry was revealed. The skills…

  • solA Study on Employment Profile of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Selected Regions in the Philippines

    Persons with disabilities (PWDs) comprised one-sixth or 15 percent of the world’s population. About 785 million men and women with disabilities or 80 percent are of working age. In the Philippines, of the 92.1 million household population, there are around 1.4 million or 1.57 percent had disability, based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing. Moreover, PWDs are among the vulnerable groups that needed the utmost attention from the…

  • steel-2015HRD Roadmap Iron and Steel Industry

    Description: According to Republic Act No. 7103 or “An Act to Strengthen the Iron and Steel and Promote Philippine Industrialization and for Other Purpose,” which was enacted in 1991, the iron and steel industry refers to the “preparation, smelting, crushing, soaking, blooming, slabbing, melting, firing, rolling, casting, shaping, plating, galvanizing, and other processes involved in transforming raw materials (i.e., iron ore, coke,…

  • mono-HRDcopperHuman Resource Development (HRD) Roadmap for Copper and Copper Products

    Description: Mining Mining is defined as the exploration, extraction, and processing of minerals such as coal, ore, crude, petroleum, and natural gas. Quarrying, on the other hand, is the extraction of building and monumental stone, clay, sand and gravel, guano gathering, and salt evaporation (National Statistics Office [NSO], 2008). The industry employs four stages, namely, exploration, development and construction, utilization and…

  • mono-KNOMADLow-skilled Labor Migration: Measuring Migration Costs using CAPI – Philippines

    Description: In an effort to reduce distortions to freer mobility of low-skilled labor, the World Bank’s KNOMAD (Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development) program has implemented this research project to collect migration cost data comparable across select migrant corridors to determine how much migrant workers pay to obtain foreign jobs and how migration costs vary across corridors. Results from this work will shed light…

  • mono-EDSPTracer Study of OWWA’s Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP)

    Description: The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) provides training and education programs that benefit OFWs and their dependents. One such program is the Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP), which was implemented in 2004. From 2004 to 2013, a total of 380 beneficiaries graduated from this program. However, no convincing evidence of the results of the program, especially as regards its beneficiaries, is yet…

  • mono-SESPTracer Study of OWWA Skills for Employment Scholarship Program (SESP)

    Description: The Overseas Worker’s Welfare Administration (OWWA) Skills for Employment Scholarship Program (SESP) aims to pursue a paradigm shift in technical-vocational (tech-voc) training that is geared toward the development of highly skilled and more employable workers through career-enhancing courses for overall economic gain. This Tracer Study determines the current whereabouts of former scholars who completed their training through…

  • mono-HRDplanningDocumenting Practices in Human Resource Development Planning

    Description: In 2012, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Board of Investments (BOI), shifted its strategy of industrial policymaking and execution. This strategic shift favors more significant private sector participation in the national industrial agenda setting, with the government taking on the roles of facilitator of sectoral dialogues, broker of constructive partnerships, and enabler of an investment climate…

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