In support of this year’s celebration of Women’s Month, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has issued a Factsheet on WAM, which focuses on the latest statistical updates on women and men in the Philippines. This year’s edition contains 77 indicators covering 14 socio-economic sectors and gender concerns, namely: 1) Population; 2) Education; 3) Health and Nutrition; 4) Work and Economic Participation; 5) Family Income and Expenditures; 6) Agriculture; 7) Public Life; 8) Trade and Industry; 9) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), specifically on Goal 3; 10) Tourism; 11) Social Welfare and Development; 12) Violence Against Women; 13) Child Abuse; and 14) Filipino Youth. A comparison among ASEAN countries in some indicators disaggregated by sex is also available.
The Factsheet includes data from the latest statistical reports and publications, such as the October 2014 Labor Force Survey (LFS), 2013 Survey on Overseas Filipinos (SOF), 2013 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), 2013 National Nutrition Survey (NNS), 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.
FOR THE NATIONAL STATISTICIAN:
LINA V. CASTRO
(Interim Deputy National Statistician)