APIS

Highlights of the 1998 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS)

Of the 14.37 million families, 5.75 million belonged to the lowest 40% income group while 8.62 million in the highest 60% income bracket. In terms of percentage to total families, families in the highest 60% income strata got the biggest percentage in almost all indicators. But in terms of the percentage to the total families within each income strata, families in the lowest 40% income strata are not far off from families in the highest 60%.

Poverty Situation in the Philippines 2007 (Selected Non-Income Poverty Indicators from the 2007 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey)

Based on the results of the 2007 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey, 38.0 percent of families in the bottom 30% income stratum do not have electricity in their homes compared to 6.5 percent among families in the upper 70% income stratum. The bottom 30% of all families in this report represents the poor families.

Characteristics of Poor Families in the Philippines (Findings from the 2008 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey)

Heads of the families belonging to the bottom 30% income stratum tend to be less educated compared to heads of families in the upper 70% income stratum. The bottom 30% of all families in this report represents the poor families. Two out of three (65%) family heads belonging to the bottom 30% income stratum had at most an elementary education (Table 1). In comparison, 34 percent of family heads belonging to the upper 70% income stratum were of similar levels of education (no grade completed/pre-school, 2%; elementary undergraduates, 15%; and elementary graduates, 17%).

Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS) October 1999

The National Statistics Office (NSO) conducted for the second time the nationwide Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS) in October 1999. The survey was designed to provide access and impact indicators which can be used as inputs to the development of an integrated poverty indicator and monitoring system for the assessment of government program on poverty alleviation and for use in policy and planning.

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