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Manila – Key research outputs from the Institute for Labor Studies were featured in the book “Labor Economics” by Economics Professor Danilo F. Marcelo, Jr. from the Pamantasan ng Lunsod ng Maynila, published by Unlimited Books and was released in July 2017.

“The Philippine Labor and Employment Plan 2011-2016: Inclusive Growth through Decent and Productive Work,” a collaborative output by all the technical divisions of the Institute led by OIC-Executive Director Atty. Mary Grace L. Riguer; and OIC-Deputy Executive Director Brenalyn A. Peji, was highlighted in the book for being the basis of the Department’s 6-year Labor and Employment Agenda.

The other researches include: Driving Enterprise Growth and Improving Workers’ Productivity: A Study of Productivity Gainsharing Practices in the Philippines and Implications of Extending the Maternity Leave Period of Female Employees by Atty. Stephanie B. Tabladillo-Yamson; Problem Areas in Labor Organization Administration: A Study on Union Leadership and Accountability  by Benjamin M. Dalumpines III; Examining the “5-5-5” Arrangement in Contractualization: A Study on the Repeated Hiring Practices of Firms in Selected Industries, Examining Issues On Contracting Arrangements In The Philippine Retail Industry: A Case Study On The Working Conditions Of Contractual Workers In Supermalls And Supermarkets, and Responsiveness of Labor Market to Minimum Wage Adjustments: An Analysis Using Elasticity to Labor Supply and Demand by Ivan Cassidy F. Villena.

The book also highlighted the paper titled, “Macroeconomics and Modelling for Labor Market Analysis: Philippines Employment Projection Model and Key Indicators of the Labor Market,” by Paulina Kim Pacete, Carl Rookie Daquio and Ivan Cassidy Villena, which was the product of their 2015 course on labor market analysis at the International Training Center (ITC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Turin, Italy.

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