To reap what was not sown?

Prospects of demographic dividend in the Philippines and key lessons from East Asia’s experience

Figure 1. Philippine population pyramids in 2000, 2020 (present), and 2040. Twenty years from now, the Philippine population will be twice as large as it was 20 years ago, but the key difference lies in the composition of our population: while the number of young dependents (aged 0–14) will not have much grown much, by 2040 there will be twice as many working-age people (aged 15–64) as there were in 2000. Data Source: 2000 Census of Population & Housing; Philippine Statistics Authority, 2010 Census-based population projections (medium assumption).

The ambition

The population question

Quality in quantity

Necessary investments

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Sanny Domingo Afable

Hi. I am a researcher by profession and a frustrated writer at heart. I believe in the necessity of the revolution and the power of post-coffee naps.