Gender and Development

On Business and Industry

July 10, 2009

In 2005, more than half (55.4%) or 45,225 of the 81,578 workers engaged in business process outsourcing activities were women. Women workers dominated in medical transcription industries (74.5%), data processing (65.2%) and call center activities... Read more about Women in Business Process Outsourcing Industries.

On Civil Registration

June 8, 2011

The life expectancy at birth for females born in the Philippines from the year 2005 to 2010 is 71.64 years. Derived from the 2000 Census-based projections, this projected life expectancy at birth for females is longer by 5.53 than the life... Read more about Life Expectancy at Birth of Women.

On Functional Literacy and Education

May 17, 2011

The Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS) shows the educational attainment of the population aged six years old and over. The survey results in 2003 and 2008 revealed an increasing trend in the proportion of population... Read more about Education of Women and Men.

On Health

June 2, 2010

Empowerment of women is essential for the achievement of sustainable development. The full participation and partnership of both women and men is required in productive and reproductive life. The 2008 NDHS explores women’s... Read more about Women Empowerment (Excerpts from the 2008 NDHS Final Report).

On Labor and Employment

April 3, 2014

There were approximately 38.5 million employed persons in the country in October 2013. Of the total employed, 57.6 percent or 22.2 million were wage and salary workers. Of this number, 8.3 million or 37.5 percent were women while 13.9 million... Read more about Two in five wage and salary workers are women (Results from the October 2013 Labor Force Survey) .

March 31, 2014

Approximately 7.0 million of the 38.5 employed population in the country are considered underemployed, based on the October 2013 Labor Force Survey (LFS). The underemployment rate in October 2013 was consequently estimated at 18.1 percent. Of the... Read more about Three in ten underemployed are women (Results from the October 2013 Labor Force Survey).

March 28, 2014

Approximately 4.2 million of the 38.5 million employed persons in the country are unpaid family workers, based on the October 2013 Labor Force Survey. Unpaid family workers refer to family members who work without pay in a farm or business... Read more about Four in Seven Unpaid Family Workers are Women (Results from the October 2013 Labor Force Survey).

June 11, 2009

The number of the overseas Filipino workers registered in the October 2006 Survey on Overseas Filipinos is 1.52 million. The number of female overseas workers is 764, which is 2% more than the number of male overseas workers in the same year.... Read more about Overseas Filipino Women.

March 17, 2009

Based on 2002 Census of Agriculture and Fisheries (CAF), male operators dominated agriculture sector. Of the 4.8 million agricultural operators, 89 percent are males while only 11 percent are females. Agricultural operators had a median age of 46... Read more about Women in Agriculture.