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Lm Presentation Gender Cop

Lm Presentation Gender Cop

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Filipino Youth Labor MarketExperience: School-Work-Transition
Kelly BirdPrincipal EconomistSEPF
The views expressed in this presentation are the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), or itsBoard of Governors, or the governments they represent. ADB does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this paper and accepts no responsibility for anyconsequence of their use. The countries listed in this paper do not imply any view on ADB's part as to sovereignty or independent status or necessarily conform to ADB'sterminology
 
Contents
Overview of Filipino Youth School-toWork-Transition (STW)
Jobs found by Young Filipinos
Role of Labor Regulations and Policiesaffecting STW Transitions
Going Forward
 
Findings
Philippines does have a significant employment problem
 –
Insufficient demand in a labor surplus economy, structural impediments (skills
mismatch) and restrictive labor regulations (minimum wage, employment
protection)
 At risk youth are those with high school qualifications or less and from lower economic-social groups
 –
School-to-work transitions are very slow
The gender bias in the LM:
 –
Mainly shows up in earnings differences
But education narrows the gap considerably
 –
Females may also respond differently to certain LM signals compared with males
Returns to education, lifecycle factors etc
 –
Labor regulations such as employment protection legislation restricts
employment opportunities

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