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Invitation to “Living Alone in the Philippines: Trends and Patterns in the Censuses”

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
School of Social Sciences
Ateneo de Manila University

cordially invite you to

Living Alone in the Philippines: Trends and Patterns in the Censuses

DR. PETER XENOS
Lecturer
Chulalongkorn University

12 January 2015
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Conference Room 1 & 2, Social Sciences Building

Abstract:

Dr. Peter Xenos has recently examined one-person households (the living alone phenomenon) across South and Southeast Asia, using national census rounds from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) archive (currently 41 census micro-files from 12 Asian countries). The Asian censuses reveal a combination of underlying commonalities among the countries and dates – with regard to age profile and differences in age profiles by sex and urban/rural residence – as well as distinct national features. After discussing some of the highlights of a conference held at the National University of Singapore on living alone in Asia, Dr. Xenos will turn to Philippine patterns as seen in the censuses of 1990 through 2010. An increase in living alone is evident. It is likely that levels of living alone will be rising fairly quickly in the Philippines, though by 2010 the highest levels are concentrated among the urban young and single, and the widowed or divorced elderly. Attention is also given to some uses of detailed census data to identify additional sub-populations.

Do come and enjoy this informative and stimulating presentation!

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