Development of an Integrated Data System for Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women (Phase I: Utilization of FIES and LFS Data)
Author: Teresita E. Valerio, Winecito Tan, Milanda O. Paita, and Joy Doris A. Ocaya
This study is the first phase of a project undertaken by the Statistical Research and Training Center, as contribution to the development of an integrated data system for monitoring the situation of children and women, spearheaded by the National Statistical Coordination Board. Descriptive analysis was performed utilizing the Family Income and Expenditure Survey and the National Statistics Office in 1985. Socio-economic data were extracted for the Area-Based Child Survival and Development provinces (Ifugao, Negros Occidental, Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Sulu, Basilan and Tawi-Tawi) focusing on families with children. Some indicators such as income and expenditure levels and patterns, labor force and expenditure characteristics, social and demographic profiles, reveal these areas to be in a disadvantaged situation in 1985 as compared to other provinces of the country. The United Nations Children’s Fund assisted development intervention programs are therefore significant and can be proven to be beneficial through impact assessment together with other statistics as well as succeeding survey data.