Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Older People in the Philippines

Apr 2, 2020 | Academic resources, All posts

Updated: Apr 3

The University of the Philippines Population Institute and the Demographic Research and Development Foundation have come out with a report that studies the economic impact of COVID-19 on older people in the Philippines.

This is the second report in a two-part series. The earlier report focussed on studying which age-group and gender are most vulnerable to the disease and can be found here.

The report assesses older people’s economic vulnerability as a way of drawing attention to the conditions and needs of older Filipinos at this time.

The analysis hopes to help guide the government in providing more informed interventions to ensure the well-being of the estimated 9.5 million older Filipinos during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

The report can be accessed here.