The Development Of The Philippines

1419 WordsDec 5, 20146 Pages
The Philippines is located in the South-East region of Asia, this region consists of other countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and others. The Philippines would be categorized as a developing country in stage three of the demographic transition model. With a falling birth rate of 24.24 per every 1000 people, with a low death rate of 4.92 per every 1000 people. With a population of 107.668.231 as of 2014, their median age is 23.5 years of age resulting in a very young population overall as seen in the population pyramid. The triangular shape, with a large number of the population below 30 years of age. The sex ratio of the Philippines is one male for every woman, and a life expectancy of 73 years from birth. The Philippines has a rapidly growing population with a large increase of young people starting to become a part of the working class (15 to 60 years of age), resulting in not enough jobs for these people resulting in unemployment, temporary emigration or permanent emigration. The Philippines has been lagging behind its neighboring countries such as the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam both economically and in public education for the past four decades. With its economy being characterized by boom-bust cycles and episodes of moderate economic growth little has helped to alleviate the poverty. Poverty among households has increased from 24.4% to 26.9% between the years of 2003 and 2006. With the increase in poor families
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