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AIM Policy Center Organizes 2013 Pinoy Youth Barometer Conference

Posted: 2013-07-23

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Speakers from left: Dr. Alvin Ang, Mr. David Barua-Yap II, Dr. Marla Asis, Hon. Terry Ridon, Hon. Leon Flores III, Dr. Clarence Batan, and Mr. Dan Remo.

Last July 19, 2013, the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center, in cooperation with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), together with the Philippine Economic Society, held the 2013 Pinoy Youth Barometer Conference: Prospects for Education, Employment, and Migration at The Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Manila.

The conference comprised of a series of studies on policy issues in relation to the youth. With presenters and reactors from the various fields of economics, sociology and psychology, the conference provided different perspectives on the youth’s perceptions on education, employment, migration, politics, and current events. Among those in attendance were researchers, academicians, policy makers, lawyers, and students.

The findings of the barometer reflect the various push and pull factors that affect the youth’s decision to migrate.  Other studies explored the migration patterns of OFW youth, and the phenomenon of youth waiting to be employed. Socio-cultural issues such as the differences between rural and urban youth, social entrepreneurship, and using social media to mitigate sexual harassment were also discussed. The challenge remains for policymakers to ensure better matches between the youth’s skills and their employment prospects.

This conference is the culmination of the Pinoy Youth Barometer project, an initiative of the AIM Policy Center and UNICEF that seeks to address research and policy questions relevant to the youth. 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.

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