Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/157271
Authors: 
Sta. Romana, Leonardo L.
Year of Publication: 
2017
Abstract: 
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.
Subjects: 
Rural
informal sector
Asia
South East Asia
development economics
structural transformation
economic liberalization
economic openness
inclusive growth
unemployment
underemployment
Additional Information: 
This paper was written in response to a joint call for papers by the World Trade Organization and the World Bank. A detailed and comprehensive abstract, on which this paper is based, went through the screening process of a WTO/World Bank selection committee.
Document Type: 
Preprint

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