Pinoy Youth Barometer Conference 2013
The Youth can be a powerful political and economic force for progress and human development in a country. At present, the youth population is peaking in numerous low income and lower middle income countries; and this is resulting in a youth bulge or an extraordinary large youth cohort relative to the adult population. For these countries, key challenges include preserving human capital investments and promoting the creation of productive employment that contributes to inclusive growth.
The Philippines is home to the 11th largest youth population in the world; and it accounted for roughly 1.5 percent of the world’s youth population in 2010. Well over 13 million young people belonged to this cohort in 2010, and according to experts, this is set to rise to over 15 million by around 2040. There exists a window of opportunity to tap the potential of the youth as part of the country’s development strategy. However, questions arise regarding the strong pull of international labor markets and how migration possibilities might affect their education and employment decisions and prospects. This will be critically linked to the country’s industrialization and development prospects.
In order to address research and policy questions relevant to the youth, the AIM Policy Center (APC) in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched the Pinoy Youth Barometer Project in August 2012. The Pinoy Youth Barometer Project is a nationwide survey network that periodically collects the perceptions of high school and college students on education, employment, migration, politics, and current events. The project aims to help track the views of the youth on key social and economic policy issues, provide answers to pertinent questions relating to youth, employment, and migration, and help in shaping public policies addressing specific youth concerns. Furthermore, in order to provide a wider platform for policy discussion, AIM Policy Center with the support of UNICEF and in partnership with the Philippine Economic Society will hold the 2013 Pinoy Youth Barometer Conference: Prospects for Education, Employment, and Migration on July 19, 2013, from 08:30AM to 03:30PM, at the Muralla Ballroom, The Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Manila.
The event is open to the public but seats are limited. To confirm your attendance, kindly contact Ms. Bea Tanjangco at 892-4011 ext. 5110 or through email at email@example.com.
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 For instance, brain drain is expected to adversely affect the growth prospects of the home country in a number of new growth models (e.g. Miyagiwa, 1991; Wong and Yip, 1999). Some models go so far as to illustrate how brain drain could widen international income gaps, to the extent that scarce skilled labor is lost to one country and gained by another (e.g. Haque and Kim, 1995).