Passing the RH Bill would be killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. Already China and Thailand – still with relatively large populations – are suffering from labor shortages because of the rapid aging of their populations over the last decade or so. Such a negative demographic trend can be traced to very aggressive […]
The debate has been going on for centuries. In the Philippines, it flares up whenever lawmakers take up bills proposing to control population growth. In recent months, however, the government’s top economic managers — echoed by a number of private-sector analysts — have cited the advantages of the country’s demographic profile, changing the tone of […]
May 30, 2011 – Atty. Marwil Llasos and Dr. Rey Echavez talked about Demographic Winter in the “Pamilya Ko Pamilya Mo” radio show at Veritas Radio.
RH supporters have claimed that reducing total fertility will reduce the absolute number of poor people in the country. From 1960-2009, there was a reduction in total fertility but an increase in the absolute number of poor people.
WHAT’S IN A NUMBER? by timothy2011 Several persons on Facebook have been citing the Philippines’ real GDP growth rate as only 1.1% in building their argument for passing an RH bill. The argument is this: with an economic growth rate of GDP = 1.1% being lower that the population growth rate (PGR) of 1.95% (which […]