2012 Employment

  • 1Employment Mainstreaming of Workers with Disability

    Description: The sector of people with disability continues to grow. It was reported that about 15 percent of the world’s population live with some form of disability. In the Philippines, there are almost one (1) million persons with disability (PWDs). Studies revealed that the sector are considered the most marginalized and economically disadvantaged groups. Their impairment makes them vulnerable to different social and economic barriers,…

  • 2Growing Rural Employment through Community-Based Tourism

    Description: As an archipelagic country of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is naturally endowed with tourism assets, many of which are largely unexplored and isolated from mainstream tourism circuits yet presenting huge potential for tourism development. Incidentally, small-scale or community-based tourism (CBT) is already being promoted in many of these destinations as a strategy to improve livelihood and provide alternative source…

  • 3ASEAN 2015: Implications of People Mobility and Services

    Description: This paper examines the readiness of Philippines for worker mobility within the region of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It focuses on the implications of the impending establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015 as specifically governed by rules and regional commitments on free flow services, mutual recognition of qualifications and skills, movement of natural persons, and movement of skilled…

  • 4Enhancing Decent Work Outcomes in Small-Scale Gold Mining

    Description: It is argued that artisanal and small-scale mining activities in different parts of the world, especially in developing countries, are poverty-driven. In the Philippines, employment in small-scale gold mining is largely informal. People are lured to the sector because it offers them the only available if not the most gainful source of income. Thus, despite the safety and health risks associated with the sector, the rural poor…

  • ,appingMapping Out Employment Opportunities in the Cultural Heritage Sector A Strategic Framework

    Description: This paper seeks to achieve two end goals. First is to examine and study the economic potentials and viability of the Cultural Heritage Sector and second is to map out and spot possible jobs, livelihood, employment and business opportunities in the Philippines that can be created and generated through various cultural heritage-related activities, initiatives and endeavors. Click Here to Download Full Paper Title: Mapping…

  • 6EXPLORING RESPONSES TO THE EMPLOYMENT IMPACT OF EXCISE TAX REFORM: THE CASE OF THE PHILIPPINE TOBACCO INDUSTRY

    Description: Sin tax reform was identified as priority legislation in the second Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC) meeting under the Aquino Administration. The proposed bill for sin tax reform, House Bill 5727, has been approved by the House of Representatives and by the Senate, and a jointly approved version is targeted to be approved by the end of 2012.Since the health costs are greater than the economic benefits of…

  • 8Regulatory Impact Assessment Adoption Determinants: A Diagnostic Framework

    Description: The study puts forward a diagnostic framework to allow DOLE Regulatory Offices to examine their current state of regulatory practice and identify capacity determinants that reinforce or impede the adoption of best regulatory principles and practice as embodied in the widely-used Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) Framework. The results of the diagnosis will help identify requisite gaps in capacity and advocacy so that such gaps…

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