CBMS-12915 Making Social Protection Work for the Informal Sector: The Case of PhilHealth and ALKANSSSYA Program

Abstract

It is the intention of this study to determine the effect of social protection, particularly PhilHealth and the ALKANSSSYA on informal sector especially those who are poor and self-employed. By the end of 2014, total benefit payment for all sectors amounted to PhP 78.2 billion (PhP 19.2 billion for the informal sector). Since the government spends so much on the PhilHealth, especially with its expansion of the indigent program, there is a need to investigate the effectiveness of the program especially on the poor. There are many programs aimed towards the informal sector but there are a few studies on this. This study will focus on answering the research question: “Are people in the informal sector better-off availing PhilHealth and the ALKANSSSYA program?â€


Members

Project leader: Mitzie Irene Conchada

Project researchers: Marites Tiongco


Journal publication

Authors Co-Authors Title of paper Title of Economic Review Bibliographic references
Mitzie Irene P. Conchada Marites Tiongco Making Social Health Insurance and Micro-Savings Programs Work for the Informal Sector in the Philippines DLSU Business & Economics Review

Volume 27, 2017, pages 107-123


Working Papers

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Making Social Health Insurance and Micro-Savings Programs Work for the Informal Sector in the Philippines 2018-05-17 1.08MB 0 0

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