In support of this year’s upcoming celebration of Women’s Month, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has issued a Factsheet on Women and Men in the Philippines, which focuses on the latest statistical updates on women and men in the country. This year’s edition contains 84 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, which can be accessed through the following link: http://www.psa.gov.ph/gender-stat/wmf, includes data from the latest surveys, statistical reports and publications such as the 2017 Labor Force Survey (LFS), 2016 Survey on Overseas Filipinos (SOF), 2015 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES), 2016 Household Survey on Domestic Visitors (HSDV) , among others, and from administrative data sources such as the Business name registration from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Number of cases served by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), 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 evidence-based gender and development advocacy, planning, programming and policy setting.
LISA GRACE S. BERSALES, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General
Ms. Bernadette B. Balamban/Ms. Anna Jean G. Casañas
Poverty and Human Development Statistics Division
Social Sector Statistics Service
Tel. No.: (+632) 376-1991