Global economic crisis

The Philippines in the global economic crisis: The social and local dimensions

This paper highlights the major findings of the Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), which covered groups of women in rural communities, displaced women and men working in the export processing zones, returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), dependents or household members receiving remittances, informal sector workers and/or informal service providers and the unemployed youth.

The study provides an analysis on the behaviour and coping patterns of specific sectors of the population and households and how these relate to the overall economic situation of the Philippines.