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Trade and Poverty Issues: A Country Case Study of the Philippines

Sta. Romana, Leonardo L. (2017): Trade and Poverty Issues: A Country Case Study of the Philippines.

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Abstract

This study begins with an overview of the poverty situation in the Philippines. It then takes a brief look at the poor in the rural areas, followed with a discussion of the poor in the informal sector. It then brings these two sectors together, with an examination of the poor and the urban/rural and formal/informal divides. It concludes with a discussion of the relationship among trade, poverty and the structural transformation of the Philippine economy.

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