The Decent Work Statistics (DeWS) – Philippines is a compilation of decent work indicators organized into eleven (11) substantive elements, namely: 1) Economic and Social Context for Decent Work; 2) Employment Opportunities; 3) Adequate Earnings and Productive Work; 4) Decent Hours; 5) Combining Work Family and Personal Life; 6) Work that Should be Abolished; 7) Stability and Security for Work; 8) Equal Opportunity and Treatment in Employment; 9) Safe Work Environment; 10) Social Security; and 11) Social Dialogue, Workers’ and Employers’ Representation.
As a valuable source of statistics and statistical indicators in aid of policies and programs formulation, monitoring and evaluation designed to promote decent work in our country, the DeWS-Philippines is updated annually by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The data are presented from 1995 to the latest available from the source agencies at the time of compilation. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has a publication of data up to 2010, specifically in the report: “Philippine Decent Work Country Profile” released in October 2012.
The DeWS-Philippines also envisions to increase and strengthen awareness on decent work not only among policymakers (including those outside the labor sphere), but also among labor unions, employers and researchers. Moreover, it significantly assists in the effective monitoring and assessment in measuring the progress toward decent work in the country.
The PSA is the main source of the information in this publication, including the Labor Force Survey and other PSA Surveys (Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment, Family Income and Expenditures Survey, Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey) and other information from the National Accounts. Other sources of data are: the Department of Labor and Employment (Bureau of Working Conditions, Bureau of Labor Relations), National Wages and Productivity Commission, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, National Conciliation and Mediation Board, Department of Health-Epidemiology Bureau, Social Security System, Government Service Insurance System, and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. The World Development Indicators of the World Bank is also one of the sources of information.