2014 Employment

  • kabuhayan-2014Measuring Success of the Kabuhayan Program: An Outcomes-Based Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

    To contribute to the realization of the national goal of inclusive growth, the Department of Labor and Employment implements the Kabuhayan Program, which specifically seeks to assist vulnerable workers such as the self-employed, landless farmers, unpaid family workers, displaced workers, parents of child laborers and low-wage seasonal workers. Selected beneficiaries are provided with livelihood opportunities, as well as training support, to help…

  • sap 2014Review of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in the Sugarcane Industry

    In aid of decision-making and as part of the program process and cycle, the evaluation of programs is needed to determine if the program is working well or not, or whether it as achieved its objectives. An assessment of the operations and results of the program is needed to contribute to the improvement of program results, service delivery, and management, and for greater efficiency and effectiveness. The Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in the…

  • MS s. 2014 No. 10-page-001Skills Profiling of Workers in the Sugarcane Industry

    Description: Part of the strategies of the Human Resource Development Convergence Program in the Sugarcane Industry of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is the conduct of public discussion among government agencies and partners about skills development for sugarcane workers. With the aim of contributing to this discussion, the paper aims to generate a skills profile of the target workforce and consequently draw some implications of…

  • MS s. 2014 No. 08-page-001A Tracer Study of the DOLE Kabuhayan para sa Magulang ng Batang Manggagawa (KASAMA) Program

    Description: Among the key strategies of the government to reduce and further prevent the incidence of child labor is to ensure decent and productive work for parents of working children and provide basic social protection for their families. It is within this context that the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) initiated the Kabuhayan Para sa Magulang ng Batang Manggagawa (KASAMA) Project. Since 2008, KASAMA has been implemented as one…

  • MS s. 2014 No. 03-page-001A Rapid Assessment on the Special Program for Employment of Students

    Description: Youth unemployment and underemployment are one of the country’s most challenging economic and social problems. According to the April 2014 Labor Force Survey, about half (49.8% or 1.456 million) of the total unemployed workforce were young workers belonging to the 15-24 age bracket. To increase the probability of finding work for these jobless youth and raise their productivity as well as income, governments and policymakers have…

  • MS s. 2014 No. 06-page-001Cost Benefit Analysis of Philippine Back Wage Taxation: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives

    Description: This research aimed to understand the legality, practicality, and necessity of the five percent back wage tax claimed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in labor dispute awards. It is an offshoot of a roundtable discussion proceeding conducted by the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS), the research and advocacy arm of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), on 27 September 2013. The research applied the mixed model…

  • MS s. 2014 No. 07-page-001Examining the “5-5-5” Arrangement in Contractualization: A Study on the Repeated Hiring Practices of Firms in Selected Industries

    Description: The stiff competition in the economy prompts firms to formulate cost-reduction measures for them to stay with the competition in the market. Currently,cost-reduction or minimization becomes the main artillery of firms in the market wars.Cost-reduction defines as“the reduction of firm’s expenditure on variable inputs such as raw materials, tools and equipment, and manpower” (Investopedia.com, 2014). Amongthe inputs, manpower…

  • MS s. 2014 No. 09-page-001Exploring Options for Employment Insurance in the Philippines: Input to the Regulatory Impact Statement on Employment Insurance

    Description: This working paper serves as an input to the Regulatory Impact Statement on Employment Insurance being prepared by the Department of Labor and Employment. It presents several options on introducing employment insurance in the Philippines. It uses previous studies on the topic, as well as country experiences in the implementation of an employment insurance scheme. This paper also illustrates the costs and benefits of the options,…

  • MS s. 2014 No. 04-page-001Regulatory Impact Assessment: Holiday Rationalization Review

    Description: The paper seeks to assess the economic impact of holidays. Its main findings are derived from an industry impact analysis conducted to present the macroeconomic and microeconomic impacts of the current number of holidays in the Philippines. It focuses on assessing the effect of holidays to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), business process outsourcing (BPO), and wage and salaried workers in the private sector. This paper…

  • MS s. 2014 No. 05-page-001DOLE Roadmap to Managing ASEAN Integration in 2015

    Description: This paper examines the readiness of the Philippines in terms of worker mobility and free flow of services and skilled labor within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This paper aims to assist the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in developing and framing the DOLE Roadmap to managing the policy transition toward integration of ASEAN economies in 2015 particularly on areas that affect worker mobility. This…

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