Education Choices and Migration Prospects Among Youth in the Philippines

Asian Institute of Management Working Paper No. 13-001

29 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2013

See all articles by Ronald U. Mendoza

Ronald U. Mendoza

Ateneo De Manila University - Ateneo School of Government

David Barua Yap II

Asian Institute of Management - Policy Center

Gladys Navarro

Saint Louis University

Date Written: January 2013

Abstract

This paper provides a preliminary investigation of the education, migration, and employment preferences of the youth. It employs primary data consisting of the responses of 280 high school students to a specialized survey instrument. The paper places particular emphasis on identifying and measuring the impact of familial and social networks on the prospective education and migration decisions of the youth. The data suggest that a markedly smaller proportion of the youth are inclined to pursue courses in the hard sciences as compared to more popular courses such as engineering, accountancy, business, and economics. The results gleaned from the data suggest that there could be a gender bias in prospective migration. The results also suggest that familial networks strongly influence the sentiments of the youth towards migration.

Keywords: youth, education, employment, human resources and migration, factor movements, international migration

JEL Classification: J13, N35, J21, O15, F22

Suggested Citation

Mendoza, Ronald U. and Yap II, David Barua and Navarro, Gladys, Education Choices and Migration Prospects Among Youth in the Philippines (January 2013). Asian Institute of Management Working Paper No. 13-001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2291856 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2291856

Ronald U. Mendoza (Contact Author)

Ateneo De Manila University - Ateneo School of Government ( email )

Katipunan Road
Loyola Heights
Quezon City, 1108
Philippines

David Barua Yap II

Asian Institute of Management - Policy Center ( email )

Eugenio Lopez Foundation Bldg
Joseph McMicking Campus, 123 Paseo de Roxas
Makati City
Philippines

Gladys Navarro

Saint Louis University ( email )

220 North Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63103
United States

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