In support of this year’s celebration of Women’s Month, the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) has issued a fact sheet focusing on the latest statistical updates on women and men in the Philippines. This year’s release includes new indicators on the following: a) Population; b) Education; c) Health and Nutrition; and d) Trade and Industry. Further, new tables on Public Order, Safety and Justice are also included.
With these additional indicators, this year’s factsheet now contains 74 indicators covering 16 socio-economic sectors and gender concerns. It also includes data from the latest statistical reports and publications, such as the 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH), October 2012 Labor Force Survey (LFS), 2011 Survey on Overseas Filipinos (SOF), 2011 Family Health Survey (FHS), 2011 Updating of Nutritional Status of Filipino Children and Other Population Groups, among others. It hopes to provide relevant and user-friendly information on gender issues that are deemed important to planners, researchers and other users for gender and development advocacy, planning, programming and policy setting.
JOSE RAMON G. ALBERT