Comparison with other countries is also presented in this essay.
Base on the study done in the Population Growth of the Philippines, the country is said to be considered as one of the 12th world populous country. This is one of the reasons why poverty in the said country is increasing. The Philippines’ annual population growth slowed down to a rate of 1.95 percent last year, prompting economic authorities to say that the deceleration would help make the country’s poverty reduction goal within reach.
a – Includes the household population, homeless population, Filipinos in Philippine Embassies/Consulates and missions abroad and institutional population who are found living in institutional living quarters such as penal institutions, orphanages, hospitals, military camps, etc. at the time of the census taking.
At present the Philippines has a population of (2007 est.): 91,077,287 (growth rate: 1.8%). birth rate: 24.5/1000. infant mortality rate: 22.1/1000. life expectancy: 70.5. density per sq mi: 791. (www.infoplease.com). As compared to the 2000 census the growth rate has become even slower from 1.95% to 1.8%. The reason for the decline of population growth is because of several programs created by the government, to stop the continued growth of the population, which is causing severe poverty in the country
Sources of Data
The Survey Dataset files includes survey and study about individual recode, household recode, birth recode, couples recode, children’s recode, male recode, household recode and geographic dataset. (www.measuredhs.com). The files for the mentioned study can be access thru the UN Demographic Yearbook. Below are the data gathered from the UN Demographic Profile: Household surveys are an important source of socio-economic data. In developing countries, they have become a dominant form of data collection, supplementing or sometimes even replacing other data collection programmes and civil registration systems. (http://unstats.un.org)
The Philippines’ is a developing countries and the future of the country depends
on it’s population. Several data’s are important in studying the demographic profile of a certain country. These data can be access in the UN Demographic Profile.
Migration from Urban to Rural
Migration is an important livelihood strategy in the Philippines. Gender differences in