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Type Report
Title The Philippine economy and poverty during the global economic crisis
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2010
URL http://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/46662/1/637362411.pdf
Anecdotal evidence permeates accounts on the impact of the global economic crisis (GEC) on
Philippine poverty. This study systematically assesses the evidence and recent data. It adopts a
somewhat eclectic approach, applying regression and decomposition techniques to trace the
GEC impact on GDP and its major components, constructing panel data from nationally
representative household surveys to trace the changes in household welfare during the crisis,
and combining national income accounts and household survey data to simulate the differential
effects of the crisis across population groups and social divides. Empirical findings suggest that
although the Philippine economy did not slide to recession during the GEC, the impact of the
crisis on the economy and poverty across population groups was nonetheless severe — and
may linger for many years to come.

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